MY HERO Inspiring Future Generations on Telecommunications Day
Updated: May 23
The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day celebrated on May 17 is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide. MY HERO does this:
The MY HERO Project is a non-profit organization that uses media, art and technology to celebrate the best of humanity. We serve millions of students around the globe through our website, teacher training, and media arts educational programs. The work of MY HERO illustrates potential and practical contributions of using artistic media to enforce, create and sustain heroic ideals and behavior. MY HERO believes that for students to thrive, they need positivity, hope, and an understanding that it is possible to overcome obstacles through perseverance.
We live in an increasingly globally connected world where the power of media has a profound impact on youth. All too often, in the past, the mass media has not featured diverse heroes, did NOT celebrate the accomplishments of unsung heroes – women and youth, especially those from underrepresented minorities. MY HERO does this.
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