May 14, 2014

How wide is the digital divide? Peace Fund founder Adrian Paul and intrepid co-host Ethan Dettenmaier investigate the intersection of technology and education. Are children without access to computers and the Internet in danger of being left behind? And will these amazing digital breakthroughs be used as tools to complement traditional teaching methods or crutches that provide too many shortcuts around the core skills all children need to learn? Join us for the discussion and learn about what Donors Choose and The On It Foundation (which stands for "Opportunities Necessary to Increase Technology") are doing to help all children have equal chances to succeed.

Four years ago, Hero of the Week Kylesh Sharma learned about how the Nepal House Society assists children in Nepal who survive physical and emotional abuse and sexual violence and slavery. As an eighth grader with two sisters, Kylesh turned his outrage into action and founded his own chapter in the United States. With the funds and awareness Kylesh raised, he was able to help the Nepal House Society organize their programs and therapies into a school for girls that opened in May of 2011. The school provides psychological, therapeutic, and educational support in a safe environment specifically tailored to help them develop and maintain healthy and happy lives.