SHARON, Pa. (WKBN) – The New Light Christian Education Center launched its V-42 global network Friday morning.
It stands for Vision for Tomorrow, and is a program that connects young children from around the world through video conferencing. On Friday, the kids at the center were connecting with those at St. Dominic’s Academy in Newcastle, South Africa. The New Light Christian Education Center previously engaged in a test of the network by connecting with Leave No Girl Behind International, an empowerment initiative in South Africa.
And even though the internet connection was spotty, they were able to introduce themselves to each other, which was fun for both the kids and program’s founder.
“Really excited, because I thought we were the only children in the world,” student Justin Sims said.
“We really want them to be aware of what is happening around them in the world and not just the economy here,” New Light Christian Education Center Executive Director Dr. April Torrence said.
Torrence has been working on the program for four years, and said this is a great way to get kids ready for the 22nd Century.
“This project has the potential to connect early childhood classrooms with educators and other prominent community leaders throughout the world,” she said in a news release.
The Vision for Tomorrow network is part of a larger vision, which involves increasing global awareness within the early childhood setting by introducing young children to a variety of cultures around the globe.