I am pleased to report that the 2007 incarnation of the Friends Without Borders travel squad has assembled and is raring to go. This year’s team includes John Siliphant, Yoo-Mi, Rahul Brown, Mona Panchal, Sachi Maniar, and me.
We are currently in Delhi awaiting word from the High Commission of Pakistan that Islamabad has cleared our visa requests. We hope to be soon on our way to Pakistan to deliver tens of thousands of friendship letters from Indian kids, to get letters to bring back to India, and to enroll schools for ongoing school-to-school relationships.
In the meanwhile we are using the time to attend meeting-after-meeting on our latest project: an event so enormous, so paradigm-shifting, so damn cool that I am not yet authorized to breathe word of it. To you, that is. Yesterday, though, we had a chance to focus-group the concept with our number-one constituency, kids, at an event in Delhi’s National Stadium.
What did they think? That our idea rocks! (Oops, have I given away too much?)
As you can see from these photos, many of the kids were so turned-on by our plans that they took pen in hand to share their enthusiasm with the Prime Minister. (Once again, our job is to play postmen.) We already know that the PM loves our project; he told the world so last year. The only question this year is: will he rock with us?