The following are projects funded by donations raised by students with World Leadership School and administered by World Leadership Foundation.

2017

India

  • Students from the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY spent 6 days immersed in the community following the accompaniment model in the village of Heranjalu learning Yakshagana, a traditional religious dance performed at many ceremonies. They harvested alongside community members in the field, and collaborated with local students in the classroom. They immersed themselves in homestays and learned from local leaders.  http://berkeleycarroll2017.weebly.com/india-blog
  • Students from the Lincoln School in Providence, RI will spend the next months raising $2,500, which will be used to support the work at the local school in Chinchoti. During their program, the group spent time with their homestay families, deepened their cross-cultural partnerships with local students, and learned how to take on local challenges from local NGO leaders. http://lincolnschool2017.weebly.com/india-blog

Costa Rica

  • Students from Mount Vernon Presbyterian School in Atlanta, GA donated $3,600 for their second program in La Lucha. During the program, students worked in teams on a fence installation, painting, and cleaning up school grounds at La Lucha School, all while building relationships and learning alongside the school’s students and staff.  http://mvps2017.weebly.com/blog
  • Students from Buckingham Browne & Nichols in Cambridge, MA raised over $2,600 for their first program in Chilamate! The students spent time getting to know the community, painting and updating the local elementary school’s playground, and cementing the floor of the school’s new gymnasium! http://bbn2017.weebly.com/blog
  • Students from the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY raised over $3,700, which they used towards construction projects during their seventh program in Costa Rica. Students worked on the floor, bathrooms, and changing rooms of the new gymnasium at the local school and helped with a fertilizer project during their visit to a sustainable farm. http://berkeleycarroll2017.weebly.com/costa-rica-blog
  • Students from Culver Academies in Culver, IN donated over $3,500 for their first program in Chilamate and Pacuare. Students worked on a range of construction projects to enhance the local school’s facilities — painting and cementing the new gym, cleaning the grounds, and helping complete an updated drainage system. Students also spent time helping out at a local soccer camp! https://culvergps.wordpress.com/category/2017-gps-trips/costa-rica-2017/
  • Students from Rolling Hills Preparatory School and Renaissance Schools in San Pedro, CA worked to raise $3,000 for their second program in Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre near Puerto Jimenez. Students spent time at a conservation center in Osa, and also painted classrooms and helped install an aqua-duct system at the local school. http://rollinghills2017.weebly.com/blog

Cuba

  • Students from Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ traveled to Havana and Piñar del Rio for their first program in Cuba! Students spent time with their host families, explored what it means to be a leader, and spent time in local classrooms creating cross-cultural partnerships. http://blair2017.weebly.com/blog

Belize

  • Students from St. John’s Episcopal School in Olney, MD raised $3,000 for their program in San Ignacio. The group worked with local students inside and outside the classroom, and helped grouting and tiling in the computer classroom at Howard Smith School. http://stjohnsepiscopal2017.weebly.com/blog
  • Students from Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC raised over $1,000 for their program in Maya Mopan! During the program, the group worked on classroom updates, installation of a swing set, and a perimeter fence and the local school.

2016

Belize

  • Students from Buckingham Browne & Nichols in Cambridge, MA raised over $3,500, which they used to finish building the fence around the perimeter of St. Jude’s School, which the students started on last year’s program! Students also worked alongside their host families, painted a fence and re-shelved the library. This was the 5th year that BB&N has visited Maya Center Village. http://bbn-belize-2016.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Culver Academies in Culver, IN donated $1,800 for their first program in Tobacco Caye. Students worked with local people from the small island to clean up the debris that washed ashore, design and paint trash cans, create signs indicating where it was safe to snorkel, and completed a mural displayed on the Tobacco Caye Marine Station.
  • Students from Ensworth School in Nashville, TN raised over $1,700 for their Community Project with St. Matthew’s school in Belize. Students worked with their partner school to paint, sort the library, tutor inside the classroom and build a swing. http://ensworth-belize-2016.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Holton-Arms School and Landon School in Bethesda, MD raised over $1,900 where they continued the work from last year with the construction of a fence to surround the perimeter of St. Jude’s Roman Catholic School. They also worked with groups of students inside the classroom and built a swing for the kindergarten.
  • Students from Greens Farms Academy in Westport, CT raised $1,000 and partnered with the Maya Mopan School. They worked on a Community Project painting the school walls with a mural, building picnic tables, and completed a swing-set with the help of their new friends at Maya Mopan.

Costa Rica

  • Students from Mount Vernon Presbyterian School in Atlanta, GA donated $3,300 to La Lucha School, where students worked in teams to create a walkway, paint a mural on the opening gate of the school, and begin the foundation for an auditorium.  http://mvps-costarica-2016.blogspot.com/
  • Students from St. Catherine’s School and St. Christopher’s School in Richmond, VA raised $2,400 for their first visit to Lago Jalapa. Students spent three days at Rojo Maca Elementary School where they collaborated with local students and worked together on a Community Project. http://scs-costarica-2016.blogspot.com/
  • Students from St. John’s Episcopal School in Olney, MD raised over $3,000 and worked on the Community Project Chilamate Elementary School, where they painted the playground and finished building a concrete wall. Students also worked with local students inside and outside the classroom.
  • Students from the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY raised $5,000, which they used to finish the covered auditorium for school activities, assemblies, and meetings at Chilamate Elementary School, which the group had started building last year. They worked alongside local students to finish and paint the cement supporting walls to keep the rain out. http://berkeleycarroll-costarica-2016.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea, HI donated $1,200 for their first visit to a new WLS community, Colonia Carjaval. They worked with the local school to finish painting the fence and basketball court. They stayed with host families, learned to milk cows, and immersed themselves in the Costa Rican culture. http://hpa-costarica-2016.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Rolling Hills Preparatory School and Renaissance Schools in San Pedro, CA donated over $1,900 for their first program in Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre near Puerto Jimenez. Students worked alongside local students and community members to begin building the foundation for a new classroom. http://rollinghillsprep-costarica-2016.blogspot.com/
  • Students from The Town School for Boys in San Francisco, CA donated $1,800 to the Chilamate Elementary school where they worked with students to construct the bleachers for their outdoor auditorium. This was Town School for Boy’s first student program to Costa Rica! http://townschool-costarica-2016.blogspot.com
  • Students from Colorado Academy in Denver, CO raised $3,000, which they used to expand the cafeteria patio. Students worked tighter with students at El Paraiso to level the group, move rock, and cover with cement. They learned from local leaders and created sustainable partnerships with local students. http://ca-costarica-2016.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Landon School in Bethesda, MD raised $1,500 visited their partner school in Santa Maria for their first Collaborative Leadership Program in Costa Rica. Students constructed a salon, planted trees to offset their carbon footprint and learned alongside the local students. http://landonincostarica.weebly.com/
  • Students from Trinity Hall in Leonardo, NJ experienced their first Collaborative Leadership Program in Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre near Puerto Jimenez. Students spent time at the local school working with students to solve the world’s most pressing problems, researched marine life at the Osa Conservation, and helped restore trails throughout the rainforest. http://trinityhall-costarica-2016.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Pace Academy in Atlanta, GA raised $3,000 for their third visit to Chilamate Elementary School where they collaborated with their partners at the local school and worked on the roof project for the bathrooms and painted the grandstand area.
  • Students from Pingry School in Basking Ridge, NJ raised over $2,000 for their second program in Santa Maria. They continued the work on the salon, which students from Landon had started. The students worked together to mix cement, set the floor, and work on constructing the new play area.
  • Students from Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ worked at El Liceo El Paraiso (Paradise High School) for their third visit to Costa Rica. They finished the new salon area (extension of the cafeteria) that students from Colorado Academy started. They also built and installed new seating areas for the students.  http://blairacademy-costarica2016.blogspot.com/

Cuba

  • High schools students from Buckingham Browne & Nichols in Cambridge, MA kicked off the first WLS program to Cienfuegos, Cuba! Students spent time with their host families, explored what it means to be a leader, and spent time in local classrooms creating cross-cultural partnerships. http://bbn-cuba-2016.blogspot.com/

El Paso

  • Students from Wilmington Friends School in Wilmington, DE raised over $2,00 for the first program in El Paso. Students worked on a mural at Casa Vides, learned about immigration from migrants and border control agents, and spent time learning from the agricultural center. http://wfs-elpaso-2016.blogspot.com/

India

  • Students from the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY spent 6 days in the village of Heranjalu learning Yakshagana, a traditional religious dance performed at many ceremonies, harvesting alongside community members in the field, and collaborating with local students in the classroom. They immersed themselves in home stays and learned from local leaders.  http://berkeleycarroll-india-2016.blogspot.com/
  • Students from the Lincoln School in Providence, RI raised $3,000, which they used to support the work at the local school in Chinchoti. The students spent time with their home stay families, deepened their cross-cultural partnerships with local students, and learned how to take on local challenges from local NGO leaders.http://lincolnschool-india-2016.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Montverde Academy Shanghai in China raised $3,200 for their program in Chinchoti, India. For their Community Project, students helped with cementing at the local school and worked with elementary students in the classroom. http://montverde-india-2016.blogspot.com

New Mexico

  • Students from Mackintosh Academy in Boulder, CO raised $1,900 to help create a traditional garden in the Cochiti Pueblo. Not only did they learn from local leaders and students, but they also had the chance to have lunch with the Governor of Cochiti!
  • Students from Odyssey Leadership Academy in Oklahoma City raised over $1,900 for their program in Pueblo de Cochiti, New Mexico. They partnered with a local elementary school and also volunteered with rangers at Cochiti Lake. http://odyssey-newmexico2016.blogspot.com
  • Student from St. Mary’s Academy in Denver, CO raised nearly $2,000 for their program in Pueblo de Cochiti, New Mexico. For their Community Project, students worked with students at Cochiti Elementary School, met with the governor, and worked with rangers on a cleanup project at Cochiti Lake following Odyssey Leadership Academy.

Peru

  • On their second program to Peru in 2015, students from St. Mary’s Academy in Denver, CO raised over $5,500 for their 6th visit to Ollantaytambo. Students worked with local students to construct a grandstand for sporting events, built bleachers, planted trees and cleaned up the school grounds. They learned from local leaders and their homestay families. http://stmarys-peru-fall-2015.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea, HI donated $1,500 for their second program in Peru. They met with local leaders in Ollantaytambo and worked alongside Sacred Valley Health Clinic in the local schools to help teach elementary students nutrition and hygiene. http://hpa-peru-2016.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Aspen Country Day School in Aspen, CO donated over $7,000 for the construction of a dining hall and the new TabLab program in Ollantaytambo. They worked in the local school to learn alongside the students and met with local leaders to begin recognizing new perspectives and solutions when tackling global issues. http://acds-peru-2016.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Parish Episcopal School in Dallas, TX raised over $3,000 for their first Collaborative Leadership Program in Peru. Students worked with the Kuska School on a mural and inside the classroom, Awamaki learning from the women in the weaving collective, as well as worked alongside Sacred Valley Health in the clinic. http://parish-peru-2016.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Crane Country Day School in Santa Barbara, CA raised over $1,500 for their program in Ollantaytambo, Peru. Students visited a rural weaving community and worked in a local classroom collaborating with local students on global leadership skills.
  • Students from St. Mary’s Academy in Denver, CO raised $3,000 for their program in Ollantaytambo, Peru. For their Community Project, students worked with a local primary school,experienced a weaving workshop with a local artisan, and helped construct the dining room at the school. http://stmarys-peru-2016.blogspot.com

Tanzania

  • Students from Montclair Kimberley Academy in Montclair, NJ raised over $3,700 for their first Collaborative Leadership Program. Students worked together with local students at Tumaini Secondary School to build walkways between the classrooms. They also participated in book exchange, and students collaborated in leadership activities.

2015

Belize

  • Students from Buckingham Browne & Nichols in Cambridge, MA raised over $2,000, which they used to begin building the foundation for a fence around the perimeter of St. Jude’s School. Students also collaborated with local students and painted the cafeteria/dining hall, as well as painted the playground. This was the 5th year that BB&N has visited Maya Center Village. http://bbandn-belize-2015.blogspot.com
  • Students from St. John’s Episcopal School in Olney, MD raised over $4,000 and continued to work on the Community Project the students at BB&N started building a fence along the perimeter of St. Jude’s School.  Students also painted and decorated the kindergarten’s playhouse and swing, and worked with students inside and outside the classroom.
  • Students from Ensworth School in Nashville, TN raised $2,500 for their Community Project at St. Matthew’s School where they helped construct a cement sidewalk connecting the classroom buildings and painted the playground. They partnered with fellow middle school students at St. Matthew’s and created a water filter as well as discussed local & global issues and different leadership styles! http://ensworth-belize-2015.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Holton-Arms School and Landon School in Bethesda, MD raised over $1,900 where they continued the construction of a fence to surround the perimeter of St. Jude’s Roman Catholic School started by students at BB&N and St. John’s Episcopal School. They also worked with groups of students inside the classroom and painted the playground.
  • Students from Awty International School in Houston, TX raised over $1,000 for their Community Project finishing the fence work started by the earlier WLS programs. Additionally, they worked with local students,, worked on leadership styles and temperaments, and visited the ATM caves. http://awtyinternational-belize-2015.blogspot.com/

Guatemala

  • Students from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, NJ raised over $2,500 for their partners at the primary school in Las Viñas. They constructed two entrances to the primary school, painted the steps, and built the foundation to build a gate at the rear entrance of the school. http://wardlaw-hartridge-guatemala-2015.blogspot.com/

Costa Rica

  • Students from the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY raised over $4,000, which they used to start building a covered auditorium for school activities, assemblies, and meetings at Chilamate Elementary School. They worked alongside local students to treat and paint the roof sheets before installation. http://berkeleycarroll-costarica-2015.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Presbyterian Day School in Memphis, TN raised $5,000 which they used towards their Community Project at the Chilamate School. PDS students worked with local students to reinforce the retaining wall, paint, and strengthen cement supports around the pavilion. They built bonds with local students as well as learned about organic farming and the environment. http://pdsmemphis-costarica-2015.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Pace Academy in Atlanta, GA raised $3,500 for their work with the Chilamate Elementary School building an outdoor amphitheater. They continued the work started by Presbyterian Day School, visited with a local biologist, and learned about sustainable farming efforts in the community.
  • Students from Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ worked at El Liceo El Paraiso (Paradise High School) to refurbish the dining hall, begin building a sidewalk and tile a new floor. Additionally, they spent time in the classrooms collaborating with local students, exchanging language lessons, and exploring local conservation efforts. http://blairacademy-costarica-2015.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Crane Country Day School in Santa Barbara, CA raised $1,580 for their Community Project at the Cristo Rey School.  The students split into groups with the Cristo Rey students where they participated in collaborative learning sessions, worked on constructing a walkway and a school garden.

Peru

  • Students from St. Mary’s Academy in Denver, CO raised over $5,000 for their 5th visit to Ollantaytambo. Students built and painted logical games with the students in the community. The bonds between the partner schools has continued to deepen each year.  http://stmarys-peru-2015.blogspot.com/
  • Students from The Epiphany School of Global Studies in New Bern, NC raised $1,500 for local NGO’s in the Ollantaytambo community. They worked with Awamki Weaving Cooperative and Sacred Valley Health Clinic and learned about local leaders that are working to create change in Ollantaytambo. http://theepiphanyschool-peru-2015.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea, HI donated $1,000 for their first program in Peru. They met with local high school students in Lima and collaborated around global issues. They also worked with Awamki Weaving Cooperative and Sacred Valley Health Clinic and learned about local leaders that are working to create change in Ollantaytambo.  http://hawaiipreparatoryacademy-peru-2015.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Greens Farms Academy in Westport, CT raised $1,000 and stayed in Piscacucho, a community 45 minutes from the start of the Incan trail to Machu Picchu. They worked on a Community Project painting a mural, explored the Andes on an overnight hike, and stayed with host families.
  • Students from Gilman School and Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, MD raised over $3,500 for their first visit to the Inferno Community in the Peruvian rainforest. They partnered with local students to build the student-driven community garden, Tierra de Los Niños. Students shared customs and culture both inside and outside the classroom while spending time with homestay families.
  • On their second program to Peru in 2015, students from St. Mary’s Academy in Denver, CO raised over $5,500 for their 6th visit to Ollantaytambo. Students worked with local students to construct a grandstand for sporting events, built bleachers, planted trees, and cleaned up the school grounds. They learned from local leaders and their homestay families. http://stmarys-peru-fall-2015.blogspot.com/

India

  • Students from the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY raised over $4,500 and spent 5 days in the village of Heranjalu collaborating and interacting with local students, helping beautify the school grounds, and painting a mural for the kindergarten. They immersed themselves in home stays and learned from local leaders.  http://berkeleycarroll-india-2015.blogspot.com/
  • Students from the Lincoln School in Providence, RI raised $3,000, which they used to paint a mural at the local school in Chinchoti. The students spent time with their home stay families, shared cross-cultural collaborations with local students, and helped transport bricks for the school.  http://lincolnschool-india-2015.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea, HI donated over $1,000 for their first program in India. They painted interactive games around the school that will be used for learning, built a garden bed for the kitchen, and constructed a sand pit for the local school.  http://hawaiipreparatoryacademy-india-2015.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Parish Episcopal School in Dallas, Texas raised $5,400 for their first visit to Chinchoti. They worked with local students on the Community Project and exchanged language lessons in English and Marathi. They learned from the community and spent 5 nights with homestay families. http://parishepiscopal-india-2015.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Ensworth School in Nashville, TN raised $4,500 for their Community Project in Timbaktu where they helped construct two solar panel lamps, new bathrooms, and a collaborative 3D maze at the local school. They partnered with local students and NGO’s where they immersed in the daily life and learned from local leaders. http://ensworth-india-2015.blogspot.com/

2014

Rwanda

  • Students from Holton-Arms in Bethesda, MD raised $2,000 and transform an overburdened elementary school into a brighter happier place. Students from Holton-Arms teamed up with students from Gashora Girls Academy and painted bright yellow classrooms and repaired windows and doors.
  • Students from Colorado Academy in Denver, CO raised over $2,000 for Sonrise School. Students from Colorado Academy collaborated with local students in the classroom and performed a community needs assessment for future programs. http://coloradoacademy-rwanda-2014.blogspot.com/

Tanzania

  • Students from the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY raised $4,000, which they used to continue the work at Banjika Secondary School started by Ensworth, plastering the office with over 1,000 bricks.  They also spent time with local leaders and learned from a women’s micro-lending organization in the community. http://berkeleycarroll-tanzania-2014.blogspot.com/
  • Students from the Ensworth School in Nashville, TN raised over $4,500 and partnered with students at Banjika Secondary School. Students from Ensworth and Banjika worked together to make bricks from the local soil, plaster the office that was built by Appleby College and Ensworth last year, and share in dialogue regarding social issues in Tanzania and the US. http://ensworth-tanzania-2014.blogspot.com/

Belize

  • Students from Buckingham Browne & Nichols in Cambridge, MA raised over $2,800, which they used to start the construction of a screened dining hall at the St. Jude’s Roman Catholic School in the community of Maya Center Village. This was the 4th year that BB&N has visited Maya Center Village. http://bbandn-belize-2014.blogspot.com
  • Students from Ensworth School in Nashville, TN raised $2,300 for their Community Project at St. Matthew’s School where they helped construct a cement sidewalk connecting the classroom buildings. They partnered with 7th graders at St. Matthew’s and formed affinity groups discussing topics such as Health, Environment/Culture, and Equality.http://ensworthschool-belize-2014.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Holton-Arms School and Landon School in Bethesda, MD raised over $2,500 where they continued the construction of a screened dining hall at the St. Jude’s Roman Catholic School started by BB&N and started repairing the roof of the cafeteria/kitchen of a local school.
  • Students from Awty International in Houston, TX raised over $3,000 for their Community Project finishing the roof of the cafeteria/kitchen of a local school started by the Holton-Arms/Landon students. Additionally, they worked with students in the classroom, learned how to work together as a group, and visited the Mayan ruins. http://awtyinternational-belize-2014.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC  worked with St. Jude’s Roman Catholic School in the Maya Center Village where students from Belize and North Carolina worked together to construct a  fence around the perimeter of the school using the $3,200 that was raised.  They met with local and school leaders, where they collaborated and learned about different leadership styles. http://www.pdsblogs.org/belize/

Costa Rica

  • Students from the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY raised $3,700, which they used to improve, repaint and fix the playground that was built by World Leadership School groups a few years ago and is the only play area the students have in the community. Additionally, they built a fence and screen around the playground to protect it from the forest. http://berkeleycarroll-costarica-2014.blogspot.com
  • Students from The Pegasus School in Huntington Beach, CA raised $3,000, which they used to build sustainable vegetable garden and green house structures in the village of Santa Maria to support the San Rafael School. http://pegasusschool-costarica-2014.blogspot.com
  • Students from the Meadow Montessori School in Monroe, MI raised $2,600 to support the Linda Vista Elementary School where they worked on various projects that the school had identified as priority such as, improving, repainting and fixing the playground that was built by World Leadership School groups a few years back. http://meadow-costarica-2014.blogspot.com/
  • Students from St. John’s Episcopal in Olney, MD raised $2,400 and spent 4 days at Chilamate Elementary School building a fence. Students painted, visited with local students, and learned how to cook local cuisine.
  • Students from Colorado Academy in Denver, CO raised over $3,500 which they used at the Trinidad and Tobago School refurbishing the playground past Colorado Academy students built two years prior, laying concrete, and painting classrooms. They stayed with local families in the El Paraiso community. http://coloradoacademy-costarica-2014.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Holton-Arms in Bethesda, MD raised $2,000 for their Community Project refurbishing and constructing the fence and screen around the playground. The students stayed with host families in the El Paradise community and learned alongside local students.
  • Students at the Pingry School in Basking Ridge, NJ raised over $4,800, which they used to make improvements at a local school. The stayed with host families, built a fence, and planted trees to offset their carbon footprint. http://pingryschool-costarica-2014.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ raised $1,650, which they used to construct a covered walkway, connecting the cafeteria, bathrooms and classrooms at El Liceo El Paraiso (Paradise High School). Additionally, they spent time in the classrooms each morning and collaborated with different groups of high school students to clean, beautify and organize the school grounds. http://blairacademy-costarica-2014.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Crane Country Day School in Santa Barbara, CA raised $1,400 for their Community Project at the Cristo Rey School.  The students split into groups with the Cristo Rey students where they participated in Collaborative Learning Sessions, painted benches, and installed garbage/recycling bins.  http://craneschool-costarica-2014.blogspot.com/

Peru

  • Students from St. Mary’s Academy in Denver, CO raised over $20,000 for their fourth visit to Ollantaytambo and they used $10,000 on two construction projects. They painted a mural at Colegio Valle Sagrado and built cultural connections with their host families and the local students of Urumbamba. http://stmarys-peru-2014.blogspot.com
  • Students from Westtown School in West Chester, PA raised $3,000, which they used to build a retaining wall to protect the community and local school from flooding. http://westtown-peru-2014.blogspot.com
  • Students from Kent Place in Summit, NJ raised $3,000 and provided a multi-functional copier and textbooks at the Manco Inca primary school. They spent time with the local students and completed a Community Project in the school garden and schoolyard.http://kentplace-peru-2014.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Greens Farms Academy in Westport, CT raised $4,500 and stayed in Piscacucho, a community 45 minutes from the start of the Incan trail to Machu Picchu. They worked on a Community Project, explored the Andes on an overnight hike, and stayed with host families. http://gfa-peru-2014.blogspot.com/
  • Students from Ensworth School in Nashville, TN raised $3,650, which they used in the community of Pisacacucho to build a sidewalk and paint a bright and colorful mural at the local school. They were immersed into the Peruvian culture during their homestays and collaborated with local students at the nearby school. http://ensworth-peru-2014.blogspot.com/

India

        • Students from the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY raised $2,500 and spent 4 days in the village of Chinchoti building a performance stage at the local secondary school. Students also designed a painted a mural that will serve as the backdrop of the stage. http://berkeleycarroll-india-2014.blogspot.com

Haiti

          • Students from St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, DE raised $5,000 and provided access to electricity for 12 households in Lafond using solar power. This innovative project allowed the community to tackle the energy challenge in Haiti by bringing electricity into their homes for the first time. http://standrews-haiti-2014.blogspot.com

2013

Belize

            • Students from The Pegasus School in Huntington Beach, CA raised over $1,200 which they used to construct several see-saws and two corn hole tosses on a new playground for the school and community of Maya Center Village. http://pegasus-belize-2013.blogspot.com
            • Students from Buckingham, Browne and Nichols in Cambridge, MA raised over $2,400 and continued work on the playground started by the students from The Pegasus School and built a basketball court, hopscotch layout and swing set. http://bbandn-belize-2013.blogspot.com
            • Students from Stanley Clark School in South Bend, IN raised over $1,700. Traveling to the Maya Center for the 4th time, the Stanley Clark students completed the playground project by building climbing ladders and a slide as well as a platform with wooden benches in a shaded area for students and teachers to use. http://stanleyclark-belize-2013.blogspot.com
            • Students from Ensworth School in Nashville, TN raised over $4,000 which they used to continue building on their partnership with students and faculty at St. Matthew’s Government School(SMGS) in Belize. At SMGS, they completed new construction on the Principal’s office expansion, sanded and painted the podium and staged used for graduation, cleaned up litter on the school grounds, consolidated solid waste from the burn pit into containers for removal, refurbished planter boxes with compost soil, and planted ornamental plants for campus beautification. http://ensworth-belize-2013.blogspot.com
            • Students from the Holton Arms School and the Landon School, both in Bethesda, MD raised $2,700 to work with the Maya Center Parent Teachers’ Association, Quality Child Friendly School Committee, and the community at large of Maya Center to build a classroom at the St. Jude’s Roman Catholic School.
            • Students from the Awty International School in Houston, TX raised over $3,000 which they used to complete the library building at Maya Center Elementary School. The students finished the exterior trip, installed doors and windows, painted the interior and exterior of the building and installed wiring. They also moved library books from the media center to the new library  building. http://awty-belize-2013.blogspot.com

Costa Rica

              • Students from The Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY raised $2,550 which they used to lay part of the foundation for the future community center building at Chilamate. The students also installed two basketball nets and helped paint bathrooms built by other groups. They also made beautiful signs to post throughout Chilamate. http://berkeleycarroll-costarica-2013.blogspot.com
              • Students from Presbyterian Day School in Memphis, TN raised $3,000 which they used to work closely with the kindergarten at Chilamate Elementary School. The students build a child-sized bathroom to accommodate the preschool and kindergarten students. They also fixed the other school bathrooms which were out of service. In addition, the students installed new swings and ropes on the playground and painted some of the playground equipment. The students from PDS also delivered bags of soccer equipment that was donated by Street Soccer Academy (http://www.streetsocceracademy.org). http://pds-costarica-2013.blogspot.com
              • Students from the Holton Arms School in Bethesda, MD raised $2,000 to support the elementary school in el Paraiso, Sarapiqui, Costa Rica. The school wanted to build a covered walk way attaching the classrooms to the cafeteria and principal’s office area. The raised monies were used to cover the majority of welding work and materials for the roof of the walkway. With the help of Holton Arms, el Paraiso now has a common area that can be used during the rainy season!

Peru

                • Students from St. Mary’s Academy in Denver, CO raised over $16,000 for their third visit to Ollantaytambo and they used $10,000 on two construction projects. First, they worked at Escuela Virgin de Fatima planting vegetables in the greenhouse and constructing games on the school grounds. Students also worked with Awamaki on building houses for families affected by the 2010 floods and donated a ceramic oven to Colegio Valle Sagrado. http://stmarys-peru-2013.blogspot.com
                • Students from The Wardlaw Hartridge School in Edison, NJ raised $3,000 which they used to build a retaining wall to protect the community and local school from flooding. http://wardlaw-peru-2013.blogspot.com

Kenya

                • Students from The Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY and the Groton School in Groton, MA raised over $3,000 which they used to start building a library at the Oloika Primary School. The library will be the size of one standard classroom with walls made of quarry blooms, an iron roof and a cement floor. 

Rwanda

                  • Students from the Holton Arms School in Bethesda, MD worked alongside students from the both the Gashora Girls’ Academy of Science and Technology and the Groupe Scolaire Dihiro in Gashora Sector, Bugesera District in Eastern Province to clear a site for a volleyball playground for the GS Dihiro. The students also spent time playing football together and engaging in a valuable cultural exchange.

Tanzania

                    • Students from Kent Place School in Summit, NJ worked at the Faraja School for physically disabled children. The students spent time cutting into soil and digging trenches before starting construction on the foundation of a storage unit for the school. http://kentplace-tanzania-2013.blogspot.com
                    • Students from Appleby College in Ontario, Canada worked at the Banjika Secondary School near Karatu, Tanzania building two classrooms. They cleared the site that would be used for the classrooms, excavated the foundations, built the foundation using stones, concreted the foundation and erected the walls with bricks.

India

                      • Students from The Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY raised $2,500 and spent 4 days in the village of Chinchoti building clothes washing steps on the edge of the village lake. Before their arrival, there were only two steps built by villagers by donations from the temple and the people of Mumbai. As a result, women had to wait hours for their turn to wash their clothes. The students also continued work on the village library which was built by the last group that traveled to India. http://berkeleycarroll-india-2013.blogspot.com

New Mexico

                        • Students from St. John’s Episcopal raised $1,000 which they used at Cochiti Pueblo in New Mexico. The students partnered with elementary school students at Cochiti and painted a map of the US onto the playground, weeded the habitat area, and hung bird feeders. http://stjohnsepiscopal-newmexico-2013.blogspot.com

2012

Costa Rica

                          • Students from Kent Place School in Summit, NJ, raised $2,700 and began work on a multi-purpose community center at Chilamate, Costa Rica. Students worked to build five kiosks, which can be used to sell locally produced goods and arts & crafts. http://kentplace-costarica-2012.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from Colorado Academy in Denver, CO raised $1,685 to begin construction of a playground at la Escuela Rebublic Trinidad y Tobigo in Paraiso de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica. The students built slides, seesaws and a climbing net for the local students to enjoy. http://coloradoacademy-costarica-2012.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from Presbyterian Day School in Memphis, TN, raised $2,700 to work on a variety of improvement projects at the Chilamante Elementary School, Costa Rica. Students from PDS worked alongside local students to build a basketball court, construct covered kiosks to provide shade, and fix up the playground. PDS also donated four Apple computers which will be used in a future community computer lab being funded by World Leadership Foundation. http://pds-costarica-2012.blogspot.com/.
                          • Students from Holton Arms School in Bethesda, MD raised $2,000 to continue work on building a new playground at El Paraíso school in Costa Rica. They installed two monkey bars, a swing set and kiosks provide shade.
                          • Students from the Pingry School in Martinsville, NJ raised $2,009 to continue the work of other World Leadership School projects at the Linda Vista school in Costa Rica. This involved continuing construction of a playground, installing rain water collection bins in the bathrooms and adding some color to the school by painting the fence and some of the walls. http://pingry-costarica-2012.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from Potomac School in McLean, VA raised $2,000 to begin work on a playground at la Escuela San Rafael in Santa Marie de Dota, Costa Rica. This involved building a cement structure with a slide, a climbing net, teeter totters as well as the construction of two table and chair sets. http://potomac-costarica-2012.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from the Ensworth School in Nashville, TN raised $2,623 to begin work on the new Chilamate Rainforest WLS Learning Lab. Once completed, this space will be used as a community center and learning lab. In this first stage, Ensworth students and faculty worked to clear the lot for the lab, build the fence, paint the gates and make signs. http://ensworth-costarica-2012.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from the Challenge Foundation in Denver, CO and El Paso, TX raised $4,500 and continued work on the new Chilamate Rainforest WLS Learning Lab. Their work involved constructing septic tanks and bathrooms, installing the water and electricity, building a small rancho which will be the simple open air kitchen area, painting and working on the garden! http://challenge-costarica-2012.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from the Crane School in Santa Barbara, CA raised $2300 to support Cristo Rey School in their efforts to make their campus more environmentally friendly. Students worked to refurbish the playground and create a community garden space. http://crane-costarica-2012.blogspot.com/

Belize

                          • Students from Buckingham, Browne & Nichols school in Boston, MA raised $4,300 which they used to helped build a new library at St. Judes Roman Catholic School in the Maya Center village in Belize. The work included laying the foundation and pouring cement floors, the walls and roof will be completed this summer by other groups.http://bbandn-belize-2012.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from the Stanley Clark School in South Bend, IN, raised $1,273 to continue work on the new library at St. Jude Roman Catholic School in Maya Centre, Belize, a project that was started by Buckingham, Browne & Nichols school earlier this year. The Stanley Clark school successfully constructed the walls and a roof for the library. http://stanleyclark-belize-2012.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from Ensworth School in Nashville, TN raised $4,000, which was used for improvements at St. Matthew’s school in Belize. The students built planter boxes which they filled with flowers, planted almond trees, helped fill in the schoolyard to prevent flooding, and built and painted chairs and benches. http://ensworth-belize-2012.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from the Awty International School in Houston, TX raised $3,075 which was used to continue work on a library started this Spring at St. Judes Roman Catholic School in the Maya Center village in Belize. The group finished construction of the building and painted both the inside and outside walls. http://awty-belize-2012.blogspot.com/

India

                          • Students from the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY raised $3,500, which was augmented by a donation from the village of Chinchoti, India to build a 2-floor community center. The ground floor will be a gymnasium, and the second floor will house a library for the kids and a community center. http://berkeleycarroll-india-2012.blogspot.com/

Peru

                          • Students from St. Mary’s Academy in Denver, CO raised $16,000, which went toward a variety of improvements for the Virgen de Fátima, a public elementary school in Ollantaytambo, Peru. They worked on the construction of a new soccer field, a greenhouse to grow vegetables and donated a potter’s wheel to the ceramics class. Leftover money will be spent on future service projects to be undertaken in the area by St. Mary’s. http://stmarys-peru-2012.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from Hutchinson School in Memphis, TN raised $2,500 to build greenhouses for the community of Patacancha in Peru. The students built three greenhouses, which will help address nutritional issues in the community. http://hutchison-peru-2012.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from the Wardlaw- Hartridge School in Edison, NJ raised $4,000, which was used for a variety of facility improvements to the local school in Bandolista, Peru. http://wardlaw-peru-2012.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from Groton School in Groton, MA raised $5,500 to refurbish a library, lay the groundwork for a computer lab that will eventually receive donated laptops. And construct fence around a playing field that Groton school built last year. These projects all took place in Anco Paccha, Peru.
                          • Students from Greens Farms Academy in Greens Farms, CT raised $2,250 which they used to help repair the kitchen and paint murals at a public primary school in Piscocucho, Peru. Leftover donation money went toward a new copy machine for the school. http://greensfarms-peru-2012.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from the Ensworth School in Nashville, TN raised $6,423.50 to work on a variety of improvement projects at a local elementary school in Piscacucho, Peru. Their projects included fixing up the kitchen and making a sign for the school. http://ensworth-peru-2012.blogspot.com/

Kenya

                          • Students from the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY raised $3,500 to continue the construction of a cistern for water collection and storage in Oloika Trading Centre, Kenya. The town is within the Masai-controlled Shompole Group Ranch and is within the drought-stricken region of Kenya’s Southern Great Rift Valley. This cistern will minimize the time students spend collecting water, allowing them to focus more time on their education. http://berkeleycarroll-kenya-2012.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from the Madeira School in McLean, VA raised $3,000 to help finish the construction of a boys dormitory at a school on the Oleari Farm in Kenya. They also helped community members plant trees as part of their ongoing land conservation effort. http://madeira-kenya-2012.blogspot.com

Haiti

                          • Students from St. Andrews School, DE raised $1,250 to build a latrine for students at a preschool in Lafond, Haiti. Additional funds were used to purchase cement, wood, paint, roofing and other accessories for improvements to the school facilities. http://standrews-haiti-2012.blogspot.com/

Tanzania

                          • Students from the Ensworth School in Nashville, TN raised $6,423 to build a bathroom in the girls dormitory at the Banjika Secondary School near Karatu, Tanzania. They put in a septic tank, constructed and plastered walls and installed toilets. http://ensworth-tanzania-2012.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from the Groton School in Groton, MA raised $4,509 to lay the initial foundation for a classroom block, which will include two classrooms and two offices for students at the school in Orkseewa, Tanzania. Their work involved digging, moving and placing rocks, mixing and pouring cement and laying brick for the classroom walls.

New Mexico

                          • Students from St. Mary’s Academy in Denver, CO, raised $4,000 to refurbish the middle school playground at Cochiti Elementary outside of Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico. Improvements included weeding a one-acre parcel, painting and repairing a pavilion, planting a dozen trees, installing a drip irrigation system and replacing all basketball rims and hoops. After our work, the local school district agreed to resurface both the tennis and basketball courts, which were badly cracked. http://sma-newmexico-2012.blogspot.com/

Faculty Development Trips

                          • Faculty from Appleby College in Ontario, Canada traveled to Patacancha, Peru where they used their donation of $1600 to build greenhouses.
                          • Faculty from Appleby College in Ontario, Canada raised $1,500 to complete the construction of girls dormitory bathrooms at a school in Banjika, Tanzania.
                          • Two faculty members from the Town School for Boys in San Francisco, CA raised $200 and to continue construction of a community center in Chilamate, Costa Rica.

2011

Costa Rica

                          • “This trip inspired me to make a difference in the world and explore the world. I want to dedicate myself to a cause that will help communities like this one.” – Holton-Arms School student, Costa Rica

                            Students from St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Memphis, TN raised $2,340 to begin a playground at Chilamate Elementary School – including leveling the ground, making a gravel platform and paths, and beginning the play structures: http://stmarysepiscopal-costarica-2011.blogspot.com/

                          • Students from Kent Place School in Summit, NJ raised $3,624 and worked at Chilamate Elementary School to complete the playground, which includes a see-saw, monkey bars and a large play structure: http://kentplace-costarica-2011.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from Potomac School in McLean, VA raised $2,640 for the San Rafael school and built new bathroom facility – including building walls, tiling floors and installing both septic and drainage systems. They also planted grass on the school grounds, painted buildings, created murals and planted over 60 trees in a nearby nature reserve: http://potomac-costarica-2011.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, MD raised $4,333 and worked at Kay Rica Elementary School to complete the physical structure of a coming library, including finishing the walls and roof.
                          • Students from Greens Farms Academy in Greens Farms, CT raised $6,600 and finished a playground at Linda Vista Elementary School with a play tower and bridge, see-saw, slide, monkey bars, tables and other features.
                          • Students from St. John’s Episcopal School in Olney, MD, visited Chilamate Elementary School in Costa Rica. The group helped build a basketball court and playground while enjoying time with the local students. http://stjohns-costarica-2011.blogspot.com/
                          • “This trip showed me how much I could connect to a family of such a different culture. It inspired me to be open to all cultures and try to learn all about them. Also, the Costa Rican determination to preserve the rainforest inspired me.” – Dalton School student, Costa Rica

                            Students from Berkeley Carroll School in NYC visited Linda Vista in Costa Rica. They worked alongside local students to construct a greenhouse for a hydroponic garden. http://berkeleycarroll-costarica-2011.blogspot.com/

                          • The entire 8th grade class from Crane Country Day School in CA visited Costa Rica this year. They raised $2,600 and worked on school improvement projects at Cristo Rey Primary School. The projects included installing filtered water pumps, creating a play space for students and installing a soccer pitch.

Belize

                          • “This trip did change me because it made me realize how something as small as painting a kitchen or organizing a library can help an entire community.” – Stanley Clark Belize

                            Students from Stanley Clark School in South Bend, IN, spent their 2nd spring break at the Maya Center Village in Belize. They constructed picnic tables for the students to enjoy during meals: http://stanleyclark-belize-2011.blogspot.com/

                          • Students from Buckingham Browne and Nicholas School in Boston, MA raised $2,000 for the Maya Center Village in Belize. They finished a kitchen, renovated a library and stocked the kitchen with everything necessary for a lunch program: http://bbandn-belize-2011.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from the Ensworth School in Nashville, TN raised $2,500 for the St. Matthew’s Government School. Students added to the playground they started last year, built a bike rack and painted the classrooms: http://ensworth-belize-2011.blogspot.com/

Peru

                          • “The trip inspired me and further encouraged me to pursue some of my future goals of living with a stronger connection to the environment. The community of Patacancha showed me that it is possible to live with a small effect on the environment in the midst of a materialistic world.” – Lake Forest Academy, Peru

                            Students from Lake Forest Academy from Chicago, IL returned to Patacancha in Peru for the third year in a row. They raised $2,300 to build greenhouse for the local women’s weaving co-operative.

                          • Students from St. Anne’s Episcopal School in Denver, CO raised $500 and worked at a daycare center in Ollantaytambo, built playground equipment and painted a mural: : http://stannes-peru-2011.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from Ensworth School in Nashville, TN raised $1,000 and – despite constant and unseasonal rain – worked on a computer lab for Piscachucho’s elementary school: : http://ensworth-peru-2011.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from Groton School in Groton, MA raised $3,250 to transform rocky, uneven ground into a concrete playing field for local children in the village of Anco Paccha: http://groton-peru-2011.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from St. Mary’s Academy in Denver, CO raised over $3,500 for a Child Development Center in Ollantaytambo, Peru. Before the students even arrived the donation was put to good use constructing a classroom. When the group arrived they painted murals, built furniture and left the classroom ready for the students. http://stmarys-peru-2011.blogspot.com/

Guadeloupe

                          • Students from International High School in Eugene, OR continued their third year of student exchange with Collège Eugene Yssap in Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe. In June, the IHS students traveled to Guadeloupe for the third year in a row for continued service and class work together. http://ihs-guadeloupe-2011.blogspot.com/.

Kenya

                          • “This trip both changed and inspired me to be a more globally active person and to look past the assumptions about individulas and communities that seem foreign to me, and to appreciate the differences as well as what we have in common.” – Berkeley Carroll student, Kenya

                            Students from Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY, raised $4,675 to put finishing touches on a 2,200-square foot dining hall/community center at the Shompole Primary School in Oloika Trading Centre, Kenya. The work included stuccoing walls, building benches and tables: http://berkeleycarroll-kenya-2011.blogspot.com/

                          • Students from Ensworth School in Nashville, TN, raised $4,676 and continued work on Shompole’s dining hall, including building furniture and beginning an underground cistern system. They also painted blackboards for the classrooms, built two tables and extended the solar power system installed by Ensworth’s first group in 2009: http://ensworth-kenya-2011.blogspot.com/.
                          • Students from the Groton School in Groton, MA returned to Kenya for the third year in a row. They completed the final touches to the dining hall and worked on the underground cistern. http://groton-kenya-2011.blogspot.com/.

Tanzania

                          • “This trip made me reconfigure my dream for the world. If someone is living a happy life, what right do we have to tell them that our way is better and that they need to change.” – Lick Wilmerding student, Tanzania

                            Students from Groton School spent another three weeks working with the students at Orkeeswa Secondary School in Tanzania. The group raised over $11,612 to complete a basketball court at this innovative school. http://groton-tanzania-2011.blogspot.com/

                          • Students from St. George’s Independent School in Memphis, TN raised over $3,500 to plaster the walls and finish the flooring on a 2,000 square foot classroom in the village of Losinoni in Tanzania: http://sgis-tanzania-2011.blogspot.com
                          • Students from Lick-Wilmerding School in San Francisco, CA raised over $3,000 for their project with Banjika Secondary School. The students worked on the girls’ dormitory, including a bath house, with local students and conducted a variety of innovative student workshops poetry/music, self defense, dance, and even fiddle techniques: http://lickwilmerding-tanzania-2011.blogspot.com/

2010

Costa Rica

                          • “I nearly cried when I saw how much the school kids enjoyed their new outdoor space. Hugs from the kids was a bonus! It was awesome to see ‘my kids’ working with ‘the school kids.’” – Kent Place faculty, Costa Rica 2011

                            Students from the Potomac School from Potomac, MD continued their work this summer in Santa Maria de Dota in Costa Rica. Students worked hard laying the foundation and setting up the frame of a classroom: http://potomacschool-costarica-2010.blogspot.com

                          • Students from Greens Farms Academy raised over $2,700 for the Linda Vista community in Costa Rica. The students helped construct covered walkways to join the classrooms to the cafeteria and the bathrooms for a rural one-teacher school: http://greensfarmacademy-costarica-2010.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from the Holton-Arms School built a raised bed organic garden, fixed up the compost area and installed the walls for a library room for Kay Rica Elementary School in El Roble, Sarapiqui, Costa Rica.
                          • Students from Berkeley Carroll School raised $3,785 to build three bathrooms for the Linda Vista Elementary School in Chilamate, Costa Rica: http://berkeleycarroll-costarica-2010.blogspot.com/

Belize

                          • “Belize changed my life. I will remember everything but most of all the smiling kids.” – BB&N Student, Belize

                            Middle school students from the Ensworth School in Nashville helped build a playground at a primary school in La Democracia, Belize: http://ensworth-belize-2010.blogspot.com/

                          • Students from St. John’s Episcopal School in Olney, MD raised $2,335 to paint and screen the dining hall facility at La Democracia Government school in Democracia, Belize: http://stjohns-belize-2010.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from Stanley Clark School in South Bend, IN raised $1,000 to renovate the kitchen facilities for St. Jude’s Roman Catholic School located in Mayan Centre, Belize: http://stanleyclark-belize-2010.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from Meadow Montessori School in Monroe, MI raised $975 to build a 100-foot sidewalk at a partner school in St. Matthew’s, Belize, so that kids don’t have to walk through the mud en route to the bathroom: http://meadow-belize-2010.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from Heritage Hall School of Oklahoma City, OK, raised $1,000 to build and repair swing sets, install new chalkboards and paint the library floor: http://heritagehall-belize-2010.blogspot.com/

Peru

                          • “This trip inspired me to think more about my future and the world with it’s current issues and what I could do to try and help make it a better place.” – St. Mary’s Academy student, Peru

                            Students from the Groton School visited a community outside of Ollantaytambo, Peru — Ancopacha and raised over $5,000. They helped design and build a concrete stairway, plastered the bathrooms, re-build a fence and did extensive painting and furniture construction at the local school: http://groton-peru-2010.blogspot.com/

                          • Students from the St. George’s Independent School in Tennessee worked in Piscacucho, Peru and helped paint murals at the school and build the foundation for a lunchroom: http://stgeorges-peru-2010.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from the Ensworth School also continued their work this summer in Peru. They worked in a small community called Piscacucho and turned a classroom that was filled with beans into an area where students can learn and thrive. They repaved the floor, built bookshelves and painted murals throughout the classroom: http://ensworth-peru -2010.blogspot.com/
                          • Students from the Lake Forest Academy continued work on the construction of a weaving center in the community of Patacancha in Peru. The students raised over $6,000 to help with this project!

Kenya

                          • “It has inspired me to try and re-evaluate my life and see if I need everything I have.” – Berkeley Carroll School student, Kenya

                            Students from the Groton School visited Shompole Ranch in Kenya for the second year in a row. They worked hard to finish the roof and designed a beautiful mural: http://groton-kenya-2010.blogspot.com/

                          • Students from the Berkeley Carroll School from Brooklyn, NY, raised over $4,500 for their projects in Shompole, Kenya. They helped rehabilitate three classrooms, painted murals and planted 60 seedlings to make a live fence: http://berkeleycarroll-kenya-2010.blogspot.com
                          • Students from the Ensworth School also continued their work this summer at the Oloika school in Kenya. This year students helped plant 75 trees to create a live fence, repaired the floors of three classrooms and painted murals in the girls dormitory and administrative offices! http://ensworth-kenya-2010.blogspot.com

Tanzania

                          • ” I learned that people are the same all around the world.” – St. George’s Independent School, Tanzania

                            Students from the Groton School worked at the Orkeeswa School in Monduli, Tanzania. The students from Groton worked side by side with the students from Orkeeswa and painted classrooms, laid the foundation of the new science lab and widened the new basketball pitch! http://groton-tanzania-2010.blogspot.com/

Dominican Republic

                          • Students from Groton School of Groton, MA, volunteered at an orphanage for Haitian children in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. They also raised $1,100 to install the first-ever running water system in Escuela Majagual in the Dominican village of Cambita Garabito: http://groton-dominicanrepublic-2010.blogspot.com/

Haiti

                          • Faculty from a variety of schools in the United States traveled to Lafond, Haiti, to begin rebuilding a classroom block of Lafond School, which was destroyed in the January 2012 earthquake. Thanks to design-build engineer Joe Jenkins, the group was able to lay the foundation for a seismic-resistant building made of stone. See http://dr-haiti-professionaldevelopment-2010.blogspot.com/

2009

Kenya

                          • “I think my look on life has changed. It really made me realize how blessed I am to be living like I do.” – Ensworth School student, Kenya

                            Students from Groton School in Groton, MA, helped build the foundation, cement slab and walls for a 2,200-square-foot dining hall in Oloika, a Masai village in southern Kenya. They carried bricks made onsite (known as “compressed earth blocks”), mixed cement, gathered dirt and other fill for the foundations, built rebar columns and helped lay bricks: http://groton-kenya-09.blogspot.com/