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Join The Smart Kids each week as they explore, discover and use their problem solving skills to change the world. They are resourceful, compassionate and determined to tackle whatever challenge lies ahead. From New Zealand, to Russia, Oman, USA and South America, The Smart Kids are a tapestry of global cultures with unique talents. You’ll hear their strategies and get to know them as they reveal their aspirations for fun, facts and living in the best possible world.

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Join The Smart Kids each week as they explore, discover and use their problem solving skills to change the world. They are resourceful, compassionate and determined to tackle whatever challenge lies ahead. From New Zealand, to Russia, Oman, USA and South America, The Smart Kids are a tapestry of global cultures with unique talents. You’ll hear their strategies and get to know them as they reveal their aspirations for fun, facts and living in the best possible world.

    Priya – The Blind Indian Girl

    Priya – The Blind Indian Girl

    It is estimated that more than 11 million kids live on the streets in India.   They may be alone, most likely they are hungry and definitely they are scared.   Imagine trying to survive that way and not being able to see?    







    This emotive, heart-touching story of Priya gives a fleeting glimpse to the harsh reality of India’s abandoned street kids, their every day struggles to survive are truly inspirational. Priya is blind as well as abandoned, her disability to many would be insurmountable but Priya is feisty, and determined to forge her way in the world to make a name for herself. To survive this tough little girl along with her friend Neeta make their way everyday from the orphanage where they live with other abandoned street kids in India to The Sikh Golden Temple where they sell the embroidered tapestries of the temple they have made to the thousands of pilgrims and tourists that visit the temple each day. 







    The temple is one of the most important sites to the Sikh community based in Amritsar in India. Priya has a vision to become a politician or ambassador championing the causes of disadvantaged girls from poor backgrounds. In some ways she dreams that she can model herself after Indira Gandhi, one of the most prominent women in India’s history.   From the Gandhi dynasty who was India’s first and the only woman to hold the the position of Prime Minister. 

    • 20 min
    Juan – The Lovable Rogue

    Juan – The Lovable Rogue

    This is an exhilarating, lively and at times full-tilt story about Juan my lovable rogue character from Santiago the pumping heart capital of Chile. The story is set against the majestic backdrop of the Andes mountain range that forms the backbone of South America. Juan is a smart dude he is the youngest in the family, to his father who works a way during the week at a copper mine in the Atacama Desert he’s an adorable saint, but to his mother and other members of the family he’s a lovable rogue capable of getting up to allsorts of mischievous jaunts. The story is about a charity football scheme Juan has in mind to raise money for the local community especially the district kids that hang about on the streets. He hears that David Beckham a world-renowned football who he has idolised all his life is in town. He conjures up a plan to get David Beckham involved in his hair-brain charity venture. As I said Juan is a smart dude he’s very good at playing his mother and father off to get his way, while his dream is to be a world-renowned international footballer like his hero David Beckham he knows only the chosen few reach that status, so he has a plan B. Plan B to secure his future is all about Artificial Intelligence to be precise Robots. I love this character and we all need a plan B in our lives. 

    • 20 min
    Priya – The Blind Indian Girl

    Priya – The Blind Indian Girl

    It is estimated that more than 11 million kids live on the streets in India.   They may be alone, most likely they are hungry and definitely they are scared.   Imagine trying to survive that way and not being able to see?    







    This emotive, heart-touching story of Priya gives a fleeting glimpse to the harsh reality of India’s abandoned street kids, their every day struggles to survive are truly inspirational. Priya is blind as well as abandoned, her disability to many would be insurmountable but Priya is feisty, and determined to forge her way in the world to make a name for herself. To survive this tough little girl along with her friend Neeta make their way everyday from the orphanage where they live with other abandoned street kids in India to The Sikh Golden Temple where they sell the embroidered tapestries of the temple they have made to the thousands of pilgrims and tourists that visit the temple each day. 







    The temple is one of the most important sites to the Sikh community based in Amritsar in India. Priya has a vision to become a politician or ambassador championing the causes of disadvantaged girls from poor backgrounds. In some ways she dreams that she can model herself after Indira Gandhi, one of the most prominent women in India’s history.   From the Gandhi dynasty who was India’s first and the only woman to hold the the position of Prime Minister. 

    • 20 min
    Ephraim- The Jewish boy who met President Obama.

    Ephraim- The Jewish boy who met President Obama.

    Ephraim is a young Jewish boy from an affluent part of West Jerusalem about to celebrate his bar mitzvah who has befriended a Palestinian Arab boy from East Jerusalem in the Palestinian Territory. For Ephraim and Ameer life is very different, their friendship came about following an unpleasant incident. Despite their differing backgrounds they have a common goal, that goal is to unite young Jewish and Arab kids. President Obama gets to hear about their adventures and invites them to the White House to hear their tale.









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    • 19 min
    Charlie – The boy in the converted wheelchair

    Charlie – The boy in the converted wheelchair

    This is the story of my little English boy Charlie who’s off school at the moment as he’s not very well. It’s a simple story of how his friends, Rebecca, Peter and Ben sneak him out of his house from under his mother’s nose, so that he can have some fun in the park with them as it has snowed overnight.  All their other friends are out sledging and throwing snowballs. Charlie simply wants to have some fun; he’s fed up being cooped up in the house, For More Smart Kids stories, check out JT Crowley's book on Amazon.com.









    https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Kids-JT-Crowley-ebook/dp/B0786QPHDT/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+Smart+Kids+jt+crowley&qid=1598111927&s=books&sr=1-1

    • 12 min
    Hamish-The Cunning Scottish boy.

    Hamish-The Cunning Scottish boy.

    This is the story of my crafty come mischievous Scottish boy Hamish from the Cairngorms in the Highlands of Scotland, who along with his friends Niall and Ceardach mess up the local gamekeepers big day. Want more adventures of The Smart Kids? Check out JT Crowley's The Smart Kids!









    https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Kids-JT-Crowley/dp/198153640X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+smart+kids+jt+crowley&qid=1597512640&sr=8-1

    • 13 min

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