Pearl S. Buck’s life-changing and cross-cultural legacy unites people with an appreciation for cultural differences and a commitment to service. Pearl Buck believed that education could end ignorance, poverty, and discrimination—and that this could uplift children, families, communities, and entire societies. Pearl S. Buck International believes that no one should face discrimination due to the circumstances of their birth, including mental or physical developmental differences, being biracial, an ethnic minority, or living with HIV/AIDS.
Through the support of donors and child sponsors, Pearl S. Buck International provides humanitarian aid in six countries in Asia, intercultural education and programs here in the U.S., and shares Ms. Buck’s legacy of social justice and human rights advocacy and activism. We believe:
• All children should receive education, nutrition, and health care to become self-sufficient.
• All children should grow up with cultural competence to be successful in a global environment.
• All individuals can improve conditions and resolve problems if they understand and appreciate cultural differences, establish relationships with people from other cultures, and build strong alliances with different cultural groups.
• The Pearl S. Buck House should inspire visitors to embrace and engage in continuing her legacy by making meaningful, lifelong contributions within the community.