The students at The Lyceum School for Boys in Lahore, Pakistan investigated the important issue of poverty in collaboration with the Mason County High School in Maysville, Kentucky, USA. Together they created an awareness campaign about the problem of poverty, and the students have stated the following in regards to the issue and their project:
“Poverty is the key issue of Pakistan. Most of the population in rural areas is deprived of education that is why they are unable to get good jobs so as to support their families. A nation can prosper only if its people are educated and have practical education.”
This student project was created as part of Campfire 2016, a youth virtual exchange program that connects students in the US, Jordan, and Pakistan. Campfire is run by Global Nomads Group. Campfire is made possible thanks to the generous support of our partners The Bezos Family Foundation, an award from the Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative with support from the U.S. Department of State and the Bezos Family Foundation, and additional support from PhotoWings, the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, the U.S. Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, and the Yahoo Employee Foundation.