Scholars attend United International locations Day program

October 21 – SCRANTON. On Thursday, about 100 native highschool and faculty scholars realized concerning the paintings the United International locations is doing in reinforce of peace, dignity, equality and a wholesome planet.

Scholars participated in the yearly United International locations Day program at St. Mary’s Heart, backed by means of the United International locations Affiliation of Northeast Pennsylvania, led by means of Elizabeth Bonzar.

Keynote speaker Michael Fairbanks, a global construction specialist and graduate of the College of Scranton who has labored in numerous nations devastated by means of conflict and genocide, inspired scholars to paintings to grow to be robust leaders pushed by means of ethical reasons.

“An ideal chief helps to keep everybody centered at the present disaster…imports the data the group wishes…(and) defines an ethical goal that can assist us resolve the issue,” he instructed the contributors, who additionally integrated a lot of group leaders.

Fairbanks additionally inspired scholars to take dangers and now not be scared of failure.

“Leap over your head,” he stated. “You simply have to just accept failure. It is the quickest approach to be informed.”

Following the presentation, scholars from Pennsylvania State, Scranton Preparatory College, West Scranton Prime College, and Lakeland, Mid Valley, and Dunmore College Districts arranged workshops on international construction and civic engagement.

Scholars additionally realized methods to practice for investment from the World Construction Initiatives Fund, which supplies cash to academics and group adolescence organizations to enforce ministry coaching tasks associated with international project.

The NEPA bankruptcy of the United International locations Affiliation has already raised $41,800 and hopes to boost $100,000, stated Joe Riccardo, the group’s secretary.

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