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This article first appeared in the 2017 issue of Parents League Review.

© 2017 Parents League of New York www.parentsleague.org.

 
 

Introducing Global Empathy

By Lydia Spinelli, Director, The Brick Church School
 
 
  When the Senior Minister at Brick Church asked me in December 2010 if I would help Samuel Enders, a church member and citizen of both Liberia and the United States, I jumped at the opportunity. Sam was looking for help to open a school for destitute children in outer Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, and I was looking for a way to use my knowledge of early childhood education on a broader scale, for a larger cause. Liberia, which consistently ranks as one of the five poorest countries in the world (depending on the metrics used) was particularly compelling.

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