Laura Tempini, a college senior majoring in Early Childhood Education, isn’t just completing her last college assignments to pad her resume--she is changing the world.
She is working with the Champlain College Publishing Initiative (CCPI) to illustrate a children’s book—one of the first of its kind—for indigenous children in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh.
“Laura’s work is vital to a project that is the biggest and most important we have ever undertaken,” explained Tim Brookes, CCPI’s Editor-in-Chief. “The illustrated children’s books we’re going to send out to Bangladesh are going to be the first books of any kind these children will have seen that are published in their own languages. They’re going to revolutionize education in the region, and save an entire generation from cultural collapse.”