VIA Snackable Updates
2016 Issue #1
VIA hosts a group of Japanese high school students and educators!
Bono Visits Myanmar Post
From the VIA Blog: The Enduring Power of Cultural Exchange
By Patrick Arnold, Senior Asia Programs Director
Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of traveling to Madura, an island just off the coast of Java. We were there to meet with applicants for a State Department sponsored leadership program for American and Indonesian high school students and educators. One of the applicants for the adult chaperone was able to write down the names of the five VIA teachers who started teaching her in 1982 at age 10.
Since then, she’s gone on to get her PhD and do impressive work in her community. When I asked her what the impact of having a VIA teacher was, her student interrupted her to explain that the impact had extended down an entire generation.