A NOTE FROM OUR DONOR:
THE HEMERA FOUNDATION
First of all, thank you. As educators and community leaders, you have a calling to bring greater meaning and humanity into your classrooms and homes, bringing immeasurable value to the community.
We see how challenging it is for young people to be fully engaged in their classes, their school communities, and in the world around them. This is a disconnection of the heart. And we feel that a critical purpose of education is to develop the heart, and its ability to deeply see, understand, and feel kinship with others. From this comes the urge to become authentic, confident, and to offer our gifts to the world.
Storytelling has always been a powerful way to learn about ourselves, develop empathy with others, discover our reasons for being, and to build community. We are proud to provide seed funding for the Voice of Witness Education Program, as it shares this way of knowing with you and so many others. We believe that the Voice of Witness team’s passion, and their deep understanding of the power of stories, will foster awakening and constructive change in the world.
Founded in 2007, Hemera is a philanthropic organization dedicated to the development of early childhood intervention, and introducing secular contemplative views and practices into mainstream society, focusing on education, children, and the arts.