Karie Cross

Karie Cross (Backward Society Education - BASE): Karie studied English and political science at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, where she graduated with honors. In Arkansas she also interned in Governor Mike Beebe's communications office. At the time of her fellowship, Karie was working on a Master’s of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, with a specialization in International Development. Karie also served as a teaching assistant at the University of Maryland. After her fellowship, Karie wrote: "I feel as if I should never be afraid of anything ever again. I have gained confidence, cultural sensitivity, networking skills, technical skills and self-sufficiency. I see myself as someone who can really make a difference. All I have to do is have the strength to try something new."



Not your average highschooler

02 Aug

This time, I’m going to let Sithal do all of my talking for me.  I should just add that I’ve been terribly impressed by the good humor, gracious manner, and intelligent, social awareness of all of the Child Club members that I have spoken to in BASE’s Child Friendly Villages.  They obviously need more school supplies and better teachers, but these kids are incredibly dedicated to education and to self-improvement. 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVtKOKv0vd8

By the way, Sithal is 15 years old and approximately 25 miles away from the border of one of the technology capitals of the world, and he has never used a computer.

Posted By Karie Cross

Posted Aug 2nd, 2010

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