Our Golden Hour is building on the knowledge and experience gained through the Chittagong Hill Tracts initiatives to develop a model that will help the children of indigenous communities around the world. We are reaching out to Native American and other indigenous communities to take the next steps. Our monitoring and evaluation analyses show that our schools tremendously increase retention and graduation rates, greatly expanding children’s knowledge and language skills.
Worldwide Efforts: Out of Eden Learn – Howard Gardner’s Project Zero
Our Golden Hour is participating in Out of Eden, a program through Howard Gardner’s Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Out of Eden, although initially developed for an online community, is expanding to work with school-age students in underserved areas. The children in the Chittagong Hill Tracts will be included in this journey of exploration, connecting cultures and people, through children and conversation. This exchange of ideas and experiences helps to build an inclusive and accepting world.
The projects seeks to have children “listen attentively to others; to exchange stories and perspectives related to people, place, and identity; and to reflect on how their individual lives connect to bigger human stories. Out of Eden Learn accompanies Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek’s extraordinary Out of Eden Walk: his multi-year journey on foot around the world along the migratory pathways of our ancient human ancestors.”
We are in the process of translating our stories into multiple languages. We hope to publish our books in multiple languages, so the stories can be used by children around the world. So far, we have the following translations, either in-hand or underway:
We are excited to share the ancient wisdom of indigenous people with children around the world.