“Be the change you want to see in the world.” A phrase that although simple, says a lot about the kind of people we should inspire ourselves to be. We all have privileges that may go unnoticed in our day-to-day lives, and with privilege comes certain responsibility. We should all take time to consider: What can I do to give back to others, how can I pay it forward?
The cause we've taken upon ourselves is education. This 3rd Childrens’ Walk for Education aims to raise funds for an organization dedicated to improving the quality and access to education for all children, regardless of social or economic background. Whether in private or public school, every child deserves a chance to learn from the best teachers, to benefit from an engaging environment. Our mission is to educate staff from 35 different shelters, day-cares, and community centers from our hometown in Brazil, providing them free training courses, lectures, and pedagogical events. Since our founding in 2009, Tigrinhos Comunidade welcomes around 700 social educators every year, indirectly impacting the lives of 8,000 - 10,000 children.
All of this to say that we, Mari and Perry Krassner, are directing ourselves to you to ask for your partnership, your kindness, your giving spirit, your solidarity and recognition of the importance of education. Every penny, dime, and dollar you can spare will mean better programs, renowned lecturers, and stronger curriculums for underserved and disadvantaged kids.
Funds will be directed toward our charitable walk, particularly by inviting the social educators and kids who benefit from our services by participating in our programs to walk with us on Sunday, June 25th. Together we can further develop our curriculum and expand projects that have already proven to be so successful. Join us in transforming the lives of the children we hold dear, who at the moment need us the most. We can do it!
Mari e Perry Krassner
TIGRINHOS COMUNIDADE – EDUCATING SOCIAL EDUCATORS