A wonderful group of people from the greater NY metropolitan area joined Blossom Hill Foundation last spring to listen and engage on issues related to child development, matters about which the many attending parents could relate. Participants saw how the Blossom Hill Foundation is having qualitative and quantitative impact around the globe - both our thought leadership and financial means can make a vast difference in the life of a child and often in the development of whole communities. The evening shared stories from the field from among Blossom Hill Foundation’s grantees whose work empowers children and youth across numerous developing nations. As a direct result of generous donations from those who gathered, 2014-2015 showed tremendous results:
For a firsthand look at the wonderful folks who made the evening a very thoughtful one, be sure to see our video below.
Since last spring, The Foundation expanded its reach to Turkey, Chechnya and Ukraine to support leadership development programs grounded in a peace education perspective. We also forged relationships with Yale University, UNICEF and Association Montessori International (AMI) to explore peacebuilding approaches in early childhood for vulnerable populations. We are in discussions with Yale and AMI about how to train, implement and evaluate a peace education program in partnership with one of our grantees. With over 1 billion children impacted by war across the globe, we know we have only touched the surface and are eager to bring effective approaches and programs to scale.
Blossom Hill Foundation anticipates its next annual fundraising event in the fall of 2015 when we aim to bring in experts to discuss cutting edge research and practice on childhood development and peacebuilding. Stay tuned for an invitation!
Video: Lorah Haskins Photography
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