Adora Svitak is a 12 year old child who is attempting to raise $10,000 for 'Save the Children’s relief efforts in Haiti' through her Twitter account. She plans to write inspirational messages, and post videos of her teaching, which she hopes will motivate others to develop their own talents.
She is a child prodigy, a genius and is called ‘A tiny literary giant’. There is, it seems, no end to Adora's talents. She published her first book, a collection of short stories called Flying Fingers, at age seven. Her second, Dancing Fingers (a collection of poetry written with her older sister), was published last year and she's currently working on another four.
And she teaches too. Yeah! Her family has now converted the basement of their home in Redmond, Washington DC, into a TV studio from which Adora gives daily video conferences to children, adults and teachers, earning $300 per 50-minute lesson. She's in big demand in the corporate world, too, where she can command up to $10,000 for an appearance speaking to educators and business people about the impact technology can have on the creative process and has recently been hired by Microsoft to do demonstrations about educational computing.
Interested? Read more about her here