Shared by rootsofpeace on YouTube:
"President Obama proclaimed September 11, 2009, to be the Inaugural National Day of Community Service and Remembrance marking this years anniversary of the terror attacks in both Washington, D.C. and New York City.
American students gathered at Roots of Peace World Headquarters in San Rafael, California on September 10, 2009 at 8:00 PM to video conference their Afghan student peers on their Ramadan morning of September 11, 2009.
The Afghan students are located in the agricultural regions north of Kabul. Roots of Peace raised funds to remove the landmines and UXOs to help students walk home safely. There were only 50 students studying beneath a tent in the blazing hot sun when we met these young Afghan students in August 2005, says Kyleigh Kuhn, age 22, who is co-founder of the Roots of Peace Penny Campaign. Today, the attendance has expanded to 250 boys and girls who are able to comfortably study in classrooms and play soccer due to the volunteer efforts of hundreds of students, community volunteers and organizations who have helped restore childhood dreams. This school was built entirely by pennies which demonstrates hope and change in action!
Today, it is estimated that 44.6% of the population in Afghanistan is under the age of 14 years old.
See http://www.rootsofpeace.org or join our Facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2401829038) to join the Roots of Peace Penny Campaign. "