‘Our Stories’ project: Children around the world share and connect online
By Christopher Fabian
NEW YORK, USA, 7 December 2007 – A multitude of voices joined together today to launch ‘Our Stories’ – an initiative that will collect, preserve and share stories from young people around the world.
The effort is supported by UNICEF in partnership with Google and the One Laptop per Child project.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan and UNICEF Advocate for Children Affected by War Ishmael Beah have lent their support to the initiative. The ‘Our Stories’ website launched today with stories from Brazil, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania and Pakistan.Stories from Argentina, Ethiopia and Nigeria, and translations of the site into eight languages, are coming soon.
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