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ABOUT THE QUESTIONEERS
More than a decade ago, The idea of The Questioneers was born.
It began in a school library in Los Angeles, California; April Larson, the founder, inspired her kids through books, media, and questions about the world around them.
The mascot, a stuffed dolphin they nicknamed Chowder, would fly around the world and bring back pictures and stories of his travels and what he learned while meeting all sorts of new and interesting people that lived on our planet.
The kids began to ask all sorts of questions, and wanted to influence and change their present and future.
Hence the Questioneers’ Quests began.
Now Questioneers share their images & stories with each other and through those images, engage in meaningful conversations and ideas that deal with cultures different from their own, and open their perspectives to their fellow Questioneers that live all around the world.
Moving beyond just Chowder’s travels, the kids began to learn how to take their own pictures and share what their corner of the world looks like. If the earth had hands, it would look like the growing community of The Questioneers.
Education is the most powerful tool in the fight against inequality and oppression.
Our mission is simple yet very effective, we want to educate children around the world about the world around them.
We want to help them express themselves through the power of Photography and writing. We also want these children across our planet to communicate with one another so they can build friendships that are built upon direct knowledge of the other.
In that way, our children will be able to express themselves freely and learn to accept others before society has a chance to teach them otherwise.
Our vision is to have The Questioneers become a society of children and Alumni that support and each other and understand each other.
We thrive to have a Questioneers' office in every major city in every country.
We wish for our students now to become mentors themselves and grow the family of the Questioneers over the decades to come.
A wise human once said that the best time to plant a tree is 10 years ago... and NOW.