Palo Alto teen nomintated for Int'l Peace Prize

November 29, 2010 12:59:07 PM PST
Tatiana Grossman is a Palo Alto high school student who is trying to increase literacy among children in Africa.

So far, she's helped collect and send books to 78 schools in three African nations.

Her work got the attention of the KidsRight Foundation in Amsterdam. That organization gives out the coveted "International Children's Peace Prize." Tatiana was the first American ever nominated for the prize and among four this year to be considered.

She started by coordinating book drives and reaching out to book stores. Through the "African Library Project" she has been able to get the books to those communities in need. Through her website, www.spreadthewords.us the 15-year-old is also able to get others to donate to her cause.

This year's prize went to a teenager from the Dominican Republic, helping kids in her country to register. Some Haitians who crossed over to the Dominican Republic don't have birth certificates therefore they cannot go to school or get proper medical attention.


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