“ Project Children takes away a generation of despair and builds a new experience of hope, healing and reconciliation – one child at a time……”
“… ..its participants remind humanity of this important lesson. There is no ‘ them.’ There is only ‘us’.” Bill Clinton President of the United States
Project Children seeks to touch individual lives and to give participating youngsters the summer of a lifetime. Because it so clearly accomplishes that goal, its army of supporters on both sides of the Atlantic continues to grow.
Project Children works closely with teachers, clergy and social workers in Northern Ireland to identify youngsters who benefit most from a summer in America. The children range in age from 10 to 24 and come from neighborhoods in which the Protestant-Catholic conflict has taken an especially heavy toll.
Everyone associated with Project Children hopes that in providing a taste of life as it can be – without sectarian hatred – they are playing a small part in laying the foundation for peace in Northern Ireland, and making a contribution to cultural diversity in the United States.
“ For a short time, they’re allowed to be children.”
‘ Enough is enough…..no more killing. Once upon a time in America, we were friends together.’ Please God, its got to happen.” Eugene Marker, Presenting an award to Project Children Newry Town Council, Northern Ireland “ Maybe someday a Protestant and Catholic will be sitting in this council room and one will suddenly say to the other:
“ This is the best thing that ever happened to me in my life.”