I can't remember when I visited the Millennium Village- either December 1999 to ring in 2000 or June of 2000. This was a part of the Disney Millennium Celebration. You could find the pavilion between The United Kingdom and Canada. While you were there, you could learn about 50 countries from all over the world that were not already present around the World Showcase. This was an interactive exposition where ambassadors from each country would talk about their homelands- similar to the cast members at the countries in the World Showcase. There were interactive exhibits, artisans from different countries, food samples and entertainment. I remember seeing information about how many of the countries had projects that would better the lives of the local people- growing healthy crops, women selling their artwork to raise money for health care, finding creative ways to attain safe water and finding ways to learn about weather to keep people safe. I remember in the Israel exhibit seeing a tour of the history of Jerusalem and being able to send a message to the Western Wall. This was especially exciting to me since I had been to Jerusalem in 1991!
One thing I do remember is that I didn't spend enough time exploring this amazing pavilion. I remember "blazing through it" and not taking the time to soak it all in. I'm sure I was in a hurry to get back on Test Track or something! I wish I could go back in time and do this pavilion the right way!
When visitors left the Millennium Pavilion they were asked, "What is your gift to the World?"
What an awesome question! Each person has a gift to share with this world, but not everyone takes the time to discover what their gift is to share.
I'll close by challenging you with the same question-
What is your gift to the World?