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Need: Seeking Story Submissions- Children Making a Difference In The World

We are looking for stories of children around the globe making a difference in the world who we can interview for our film.

The Mission Possible Movie – This movie gives "a vision of peace, connection & a green future" through the eyes of the youth of our planet, and what they perceive is possible for Humanity. It shares the courageous stories of what they are doing to "be the change", the people/places/things they have impacted, and the incredible results of their actions. Its purpose is to shine the light on the potential that lies within each of us. We intend that this movie resonates so powerfully with those that watch it, that it will cause those that have forgotten their power, to remember it once again. We intend that people's hearts will open up by watching this and the message will quickly spread worldwide, causing a planetary shift in consciousness, and a movement into World Peace, connection, and positive lasting change.

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What an important project and I love the name Mission Possible. I almost used it for an event a few years back! Please check out Leila's Journal -she is a 12-year wonder from Kenya. You can also see what her lovely and amazing mother, Leah, is up to as well:

Leila: http://beta.pulsewire.net/user/293
Leah: http://beta.pulsewire.net/user/105

They are going to change Kenya. No, that's not right. They ARE changing Kenya!

I look forward to reading updates about your project.

Best,
Jennifer

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Leila

This is fabulous Jennifer. I know that the crew will be filming in Kenya and Leila is obviously doing amazing things under dire circumstances.

Thank you for connecting us!

With love and gratitude,
Sherryl Lin

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ooh!

I love making connections! I hope to read more about this project on PulseWire! (hint hint)

With love and gratitude back,
Jennifer

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Congrats

Mission Possible is such holds alot of weight. Hope to see the film soon!

Hello Sherryl Lin,

I am trying to make a difference for AIDS orphans and girls in my community.Usually they don't have school fees or food to eat and nice clothes to wear.Our family is not rich but i usually share my things with them.Also they need toys.girls dont always know their rights and i would like stop abuse for girls and selling them off to get married when they are still young.I am a member of the Kenya scouts association.I met the president on behalf of our scouts in kenya last year.During the post-election violence i was caught in the middle of bullets and i had to hide under a rock for more than three hours.Also i did work to help the displaced people during the post-election violence.i am doing many things in kenya and i want to share with everybody in the world.

Thank you,by,

Leila Ludie Okeyo.

Sheryl,
Indeed, Mission Possible. I met Michael when he was about 5 years old. His mother was widowed in 1998 when her husband and the family's sole bread winner lost his life as a result of the bombings targetting the American Embassy then. His father was a 'matatu' ie. public (mini) van driver. She had to start working, to care for her three children. She earned, for a day's work, sometimes even less than a dollar a day. I saw her children and I said, 'Don't give up, mama, you've got something going here... you watch and see'.

Michael (and his two siblings) really barely even had enough to read. When I was leaving, I gave him my reading desk. He was due to sit for his primary certificate. And that boy studied. He got 384 marks, out of the 500. Imagine if he had had the necessary books, food, and other support? And he is in his second year of high school. And although his mother simply cannot pay his school fees (good samaritans) or even afford the USD 20 pocket money that would see him through school for three months, Michael works very hard.

Last month, I went home and asked him to meet me. I bought him lunch in one of the posher restaurants - a treat for him. He tells me that for his future career, he is thinking of brain surgery, or engineering. And now allow me to tell you why the story of this boy should be told. HE IS WINNING - winning against all odds. He had an option of giving excuses, and doing poorly. He takes his studies seriously, and gives me hope that he will indeed be his family's 'messiah'. In this age and time, I think education is the one and only thing that will save the poor people in Kenya. We need dignity. Michael, inspite of his difficult circumstances, shows that dignity and progress is possible. He does not whine about his poor circumstances, and I find it difficult to see him as such. He is to me a bright star that will shine so brightly, and whose story ought to reach the others ...

Blessings to you as you make this mission truly possible.

Wanjiru

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