Skip to comments.Thinking Outside Box for Orphans in Africa
Posted on 05/20/2008 7:23:25 PM PDT by giant sable
You want to build anything in Silicon Valley - a company, a career, a reputation - it's all about networking. Eagle Scout project? Yep. Networking. You need your venture capitalist, your Fortune 1000 company founder and some good-hearted friends and neighbors. Ask Tad Malone, a Homestead High School junior, who took on a project that, looking back, seems slightly insane even to him. "Kids needed help," he says, "so I thought I'd help." Kids in Africa. Orphan kids that Tad met on a family trip in 2005 to a place called Children's Town in Zambia. The 300 children had people who cared about them, people who rescued some of them from the streets of Lusaka after their parents had died of AIDS complications. But they needed things - lots of things. Especially books, pencils, paper, computers - all the things that make a school a school. "It started out more as things we could find for them to use," says Tad, 17, who thought he was on to a swell project when he began more than two years ago. Then came the question of how to get whatever he collected from here to there. Malone was thinking big - 40-foot cargo container big.
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Cool story and neat idea!
So, why don’t we ever read THESE stories about Boy Scouts? I’m convinced that Eagle Scout service projects —given that there are about a half-million per year — are the single most uncelebrated volunteer activity in America.
Because they won’t volunteer themselves to be exposed to homosexual pedophiles.