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Class-ACT receives major technology grant

COAST CITIES — Class-Arts, Children and Technology, or Class-ACT, received a $15,000 AT&T Technology grant, to support the establishment of a video communication link between school in the United Sates and partner schools in the developing world.
“AT&T is pleased to be able to support Class-ACT and their innovative program to use technology both locally and across globe to connect students from different countries,” said John Osborne, AT&T’s director of external affairs. “Class-ACT’s ‘Developing World’ program fits well with AT&T’s vision to connect people with their world everywhere they live and work and to do it better than anyone else.”
Over the past year, Class-ACT has established a cultural exchange program between schools in the United States and Cambodia. Children learn about each other’s cultures, and the value of helping others by supporting a classroom in the developing world. Class-ACT now provides local children with not only quality art programming, but also allows them to develop a sense of global responsibility toward children in other parts of the world, and in doing so, the chance to grow as individuals and as committed citizens. More local classes are in progress and more countries are in the works, as the Children’s Global Art Exchange expands.
Anyone who would like to participate in Class-ACT’s new mission of providing a Children’s Global Art Exchange, can help by calling Niels Lund, executive director of Class-ACT, at (760) 436-3729, or find out more at www.ClassActArts.org.

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