A Strong, United World

Combating lasting prejudices

As I live in Ukraine, which was under the Soviet occupation for many years, there is prejudice and stereotypes about Americans as a result of Russian propaganda. There is also the same problem here in America because of the Cold War.

I decided to show Ukrainians and Americans to each other so they could see that there are actually no big differences and we are all the same. I think that it is really important to educate the young generation so in the future we can have a strong, united world. I hope that my small project will start a great tradition of meeting people all around the world in my school, because we already scheduled the next session.

—Maksym (FLEX, Ukraine), hosted by the Speedie family (IL)