When I first came across Nathan Hidajat and the plans he had for his eighth birthday, I was touched by this young boy’s desire and commitment to help others obtain clean water.
Nathan Hidajat, a second grader at St. Cecilia School in Iowa, has something different planned for his recent eighth birthday. He is dedicating his birthday to a campaign to raise money to get people clean water. His goal of $1000 is to help 50 people have clean water for the next 20 years. Instead of a party or gifts, he is asking for donations to the cause.
I was moved but did not make a contribution at the time thinking I will come back later to make my donation. Before getting back to Nathan’s web site, I am checking my google reader and find this from Digital Literacy Resource/e-Learning Today TV via Tips, Tools and Technology for Educators.
Nathan Hidajat Charity
· Little boy who is dedicating his birthday to a campaign to raise money to get people clean water. His goal of $1000 is to help 50 people have clean water for the next 20 years. Instead of a party or gifts, he is asking for donations to the cause.
· Donors will see their name on the Donors page of the website that Nathan’s parents helped him make. They will also receive a signed picture from Nathan, mailed using stamps from his own savings.
· In his plan, he states that for every $100 of his goal reached, he will play the piano, another passion along with drawing, at the retirement home in his area.
· This is a great example of how a little bit can go a long way. This young child is already passing on his generosity and kindness to the people around him. More acts like this in the world will hopefully make a lot more people more generous too!
Through exploring e-Learning Today TV, I come across what I think is the source of the inspiration for Nathan Hidajat’s birthday charity project. It is Charity:Water and Scott Harrison. This is a must view video from Omaha of Scott giving history of Charity:Water.