This morning I had the honour of putting my 'Miss Pho' hat on, and visiting the Grade 4s at Kingswood College to share about my experiences at the UN (CSW55), about ethical fashion, and about KINGDOM. They are currently doing a unit of inquiry about challenges, risks and opportunities surrounding children all over the world. I was so impressed by their level of knowledge and depth of understanding about everything from slave-made footballs to child brides.Today we explored topics such as violence, slavery, human trafficking, poverty, the UN's Millennium Development Goals, and gender equality. It might seem a bit heavy to be discussing such things with 9 and 10-year-olds, but I believe that educating the emerging generations is one of the most effective ways to impact the future. As their teacher (who was also my Grade 6 teacher) says, "Knowledge is power!" We can't shy away from the big issues when teaching children because we cannot risk leaving them ignorant.
Some of you may not know that what I got to do today is basically what I'd love KINGDOM. to do forever. In the future, I am aiming to create curriculum to teach about social justice issues in primary and high schools. From what I've seen today, the students are more than ready for it, and what's even more encouraging is that they're already on their feet, ready to be mobilised.
Watch out for these kids. They've got brains and hearts the size of the universe.