Thanks to the explosion of multimedia resources and communication tools in today's schools and homes, young people now--more than ever before--are exposed to the hardships and tragedies faced by distant cultures around the globe. To help students understand the context behind these historic and often distant struggles, Project Concern International, a nonprofit health and development organization, has launched a new online program called "Helping Hands of Project Concern International." Created in partnership with ePALS Classroom Exchange with technology developed by Ellja Partners, the web site uses online community-building and educational tools to connect students with their peers around the globe.

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