GAGI – A Story of an 18 Year Old Changing the World
Michael Kang is an 18 year old activist who is a part of our community at New Hope. He is deeply committed to bringing compassionate relief and justice to those around the world that face oppression. What started out as a student club on his high school campus has now turned into a non-profit organization called GAGI. As stated on their website:
Generation Against Global Injustice (GAGI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the cause of eradicating poverty by tackling the issue of education. GAGI is committed to building up new leaders in this generation that are unable to step out of their shell of despair by providing them with quality education. This mission is rooted in GAGI’s belief that literacy and knowledge diminish the perpetuation of poverty and provide a window of opportunity for upward mobility. Working locally by raising awareness through creative projects, and globally by reaching out to make education accessible for all, GAGI hopes to empower the current and future generations to make poverty history.
Not bad for an 18 year old. 🙂 Actually, it’s truly admirable!
This coming Saturday (March 20th) at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in downtown LA, Michael and his team will be hosting their 4th annual benefit concert entitled, “Ending Poverty : Music to Change the World”. (Yes, their 4th! Do the math.)
Most of the proceeds will go to One Day’s Wages’ campaign to provide Fresh Start Kits for women in Congo. These kits will provide the training, skills, and equipment needed to begin sustaining their own lives. Here’s what GAGI posted on their website recently:
According to UNICEF, approximately 3 billion people live on less than US $2/day and 1.4 billion people live on less than US $1.25/day, which is the definition of those living in extreme poverty. Though these statistics seem daunting, experts and global organizations are in agreement. There is hope. This generation has the ability to end extreme global poverty.
I see hope here in this generation. Do you?
If you live in the Los Angeles area, please make an effort to join us this Saturday! Tickets are still available so click here and join us! The following is a promo video of the event: