WBEZ | small planet big plans http://www.wbez.org/tags/small-planet-big-plans Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: Recent high school graduate starts an organization to help bring clean water to a Kenyan village http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-activism-recent-high-school-graduate-starts-organization-help-bring-clean-wa <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//Waiting to Fill with Water.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Each Thursday we hear about an individual who&rsquo;s decided to work to make the world a better place. Aliya de Grazia just returned to the United States after spending six months volunteering in the village of Mulot, Kenya. And now she plans to go back next year.&nbsp;She&rsquo;s started an organization, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.smallplanetbigplans.org/">Small Planet, Big Plans</a>, to help bring clean water to the village of &nbsp;Mulot.&nbsp; A year ago Aliya had no idea that any of this would have happened.&nbsp;She was a senior at Stephenson High School and was excited about being accepted into an honors anthropology program at Purdue University. But, she says, something just wasn&rsquo;t right. &nbsp;</p><p><em>You can read about Aliya's experience in Kenya on her <a href="http://aliyainkenya.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">blog.</a></em></p></p> Thu, 18 Nov 2010 18:10:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-activism-recent-high-school-graduate-starts-organization-help-bring-clean-wa