Posts Tagged ‘Robben Island’


buccosglobeAre you ready to fall in love? Seriously, the work of this organization gets it right on every single level and is inspiring in such a refreshing and deeply important way.’s mission is to provide a global cultural experience through film and multimedia materials aimed at fostering the next generation of global citizens.’s award-winning online video series, photos, travel blogs, and encyclopedia-style research are provided free-of-charge to kids and classrooms around the world and these programs cover multiple subject areas that cultivate cross-cultural understanding.

You want to go there (here’s the link) and check it out—make sure you’ve got some time set aside because you’ll get lost in the world they’ve created. I feel so lucky to have recently had them cross my path and I look forward to our worlds intersecting again, soon and often.

Jenny M Buccos is the Director, Producer, and Founder of In 2003, she founded as a way to educate youth about the world’s cultures, histories, and people. In 2005, she directed/produced’s first multimedia program, Shakespeare’s England. In 2007/2008, she directed/produced’s South Africa series; working with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dr. John Kani, the Apartheid Museum, Robben Island, The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, photojournalist Greg Marinovich, and musician Sipho Mabuse. In fall 2008, she directed/produced’s third series, Cultural Crossroads: Jordan. In 2009, Jenny received a GOLD Parents’ Choice Award for Excellence in Educational Programming.

She makes it seem effortless, and what she has done is the kind of thing you and I need to figure out how to do as well—making the world, and the stewardship of the world—accessible…

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Happy Birthday 46664

logo_auction-300x231You’ve only got one shopping day left before July 18… you won’t shop for gifts, however, but for opportunities…for yourself.

July 18 is a worldwide celebration of the birthday of Nelson Mandela and an opportunity for each of us to take the time to make a difference.

Mandela’s prisoner number from his time in the Robben Island jail off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, was #46664, a number now recognized worldwide as inspirational.

Mandela Day is an annual celebration of the world-changing life of Nelson Mandela and a “call to action for people to recognize their individual power to make an imprint and change the world around them.”

Make an imprint. Change something–or someone (in addition to yourself)–it’s yours to do.


Nelson Mandela Foundation

Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund

Mandela Rhodes Foundation