This is a story about a lovely woman, Esta who could use our hearts to help her continue to fulfill her father’s dream to change the world.
Peace is not just another word for Esta Singer. It is a family legacy that her father handed down to her since he passed away.
It’s been a year since her incredibly passionate father has been gone after losing a battle to cancer of 18 months. I read her story being impressed with the passion and drive to help setup good things for the future of the world, as her father would have done.
See, her father’s legacy was to work with a unique camp called the Seeds of Peace in Maine since the early 1990s. This organization helps children from countries in conflict with each other come together and learn about each other, change beliefs about each other, and learn skills to work toward peace of their countries future.
In essence, he was helping them foster a respect for diversity, and support their growth as future leaders to influence their country toward peace.
Generous karma & the twitterverse
The most amazing thing about this story is what happens next. She asked a friend, Sean Garnder who writes a blog for help getting the word out, so he asks her to do a guest post which inspired me to write about this story.
To Esta’s surprise, her post goes out to over a million people in under 10 minutes. That’s the power of the instant karma of the twitterverse! Here’s Esta’s personal account of the story.
The power of social media is humbling if the avenues are clear and the story is compelling.
How you can help Esta & her father
If you are inspired, there are two simple things you can do to help her carry on the scholarship for her father.
First, the simplest thing you can do is follower her on twitter @sheconsulting. Tell her you read about her story and possibly share this link with your communities.
Next, she has the scholarship fund with a target goal of $6,000. If you’d like to donate, simply click here and fill out the donation form. You’ll be helping children develop tolerance and peace.
There are many opportunities to help our world’s children cultivate tolerance, respect and appreciation for other cultures. We can never have too many friends, both near and far.
What would you wish might happen if your children were trapped between the conflict of two cultures?