October 11, 2012
I am the co-founder/executive director of The Art Miles Mural Project. There is no non profit organization in the entire world that has initiated and accomplished so much for the benefit of education among teachers and students and the public in general as iEARN. We have been associated with iEARN since the year 2000 when the Millennium United Nations Environment Program brought us and hundreds of children together in the United Kingdom. We were so impressed with the staff that were representing iEARN there because of the workshops they offered and the quality of instruction that came from them and in addition, because our own workshops (mural painting) became so popular and oversubscribed, the iEARNers jumped in to HELP US by helping to coordinate and assist with hundreds of international youth painting murals on the floors of the facility in Eastborne, UK! They even helped us carry the rolls of finished murals to the train station before we had to ship them off. This began what has become a long and rewarding collaboration and cooperation between not only our own organization, but the amazing networking that they are masters at; and largely because of them, we have also happily benefitted from the Project Book tha and conferences that has helped us complete more than 4,000 five by twelve hand painted murals on canvas with more than 1/2 million people from over 100 countries. What they do by connecting people in so many countries inthe world is nothing less than award winning. Interacting with them even inspired me to go meet the founder, Mr. Peter Copen in person because I sought his advice when starting our own project. How often does the founder of a magical project like iEARN consent to give positive advice to another up and coming non profit? The lifelong associations, friendships and FAMILY comradery that has come from our interaction with iEARN has become one of the highpoints of our lives and those that are "touched" by the learning and connecting of humanity they are so successful with. By reaching out with technology way ahead of what others have done, and connecting people throughut the world, it is my view that iEARN has also accomplished a ground swell for living in a culture of peace by teaching millions of adults and children how much more we have in comon versus differences. WE LOVE iEARN and thank them for connecting us with so many incredible and amazing people and projects that grow stronger throughout the years!
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