Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Mingachevir's PA Team "Charitable Youth" Wins National Azerbaijan Award
However, what I appreciate about this team is that they have taken their public work to a new degree and level of public-ness, first by pursuing the national award (which, in and of itself, is a meaningful way to add meaning to a Public Achievement team's public work) and then by winning the award. Gulnaz writes that the local television station has given air time to describe the team's accomplishments and that many people who did not know about Public Achievement are now asking many questions. This is a great way to spread interest in Public Achievement., which in turn I hope spreads enthusiasm for young people and civic agency. I applaud the team members of Charitable Youth and their mentor Gulnaz Hajiyeva!
With Gulnaz's permission, I have uploaded a series of photographs to my Shutterfly site, which you can view at http://michaelkuhne.shutterfly.com/
As usual, I invite you to comment, either here or on the Shutterfly site.
Like many, I have been touched, both by the outpouring of emotion over the death of Poland's political elite this past weekend and by the stability of the Polish people and their new government in light of this tragedy. I will be writing a posting about this in the days to come.
Until then, be well.