Globe Aware July 2015

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Fresh from Guatemala!

Rachel, our Multimedia Director, just returned to Globe Aware HQ from two weeks in Guatemala! She was there as an extra pair of helping hands alongside a school group (Globe Aware alumni of several programs). Amongst the projects and cultural experiences, the group took part in a reforestation project by planting trees. Recently, trees have been burning or cut down for wood. The volunteer group was so big that they were able to install not 1, not 2, but 5 cement floors! The group split into smaller groups to help build as many cement floors around the community as possible. Since we have been doing this project, many families from the community have asked Globe Aware to build cement floors in their homes. The floors improve health and hygiene. The families were so happy to have an actual floor (instead of dirt).

One of the last major volunteer projects was teaching English to the community at their local school. Our volunteers helped so many people- young and old, boy or girl- understand common phrases in the English language that will be beneficial to them for when tourists visit El Remate.
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Aside from volunteering, they swam in Lake Peten Itza every day, learned how to make tortillas and about which natural plants have medical remedies that are growing right in people’s backyards, horseback riding, playing soccer and of course visiting the beautiful Mayan ruins of Tikal! Per Rachel: ”Guatemala was a beautiful country and the program was amazing. The group felt like they truly connected with nature and some of the community members. We were all sad to leave because we fell in love with the community.”
 
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YOUR HELP and CAMBODIA

IMG_2123 2Since December 2014, we have been volunteering at the VHC “Volunteer Help Cambodia” school for poor village children who are not able to attend the government schools, mainly because they’re unable to afford the government schools. The VHC School is in danger of closing and we would be grateful for any help you might be able to give! To contribute to keeping the school open, you can make donations here CLICK HERE In the payment message, indicate where you would like funds to go.

Here are the projects our Globe Aware volunteers are currently contributing on the program. You are welcome to join us!
  1. Cleaning and securing the current location.
  2. Purchase of school supplies.
  3. Safe storage for school supplies.
  4. New benches and work tables.
  5. Tiled floor for children to set for activities.
  6. Purchase of school uniform so that children can attend government school and VHC.
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Summer Lovin’!

Summer is out and the kids are home. If you do not have the resources to volunteer abroad this year, here are a few ideas about how your kids can stay busy in the summer:
  1. Volunteer at your local animal shelter.
  2. Arts and Crafts- assign daily projects such as: draw your favorite animal, activity or sport.
  3. Yard work! This sounds like a job for older children but what child doesn’t want to get a little muddy? Have them pull weeds and make it into a game so it will be much more fun for them!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

UniversalGiving is celebrating International Day of the African Child by asking folks to donate to or volunteer with one of the UniversalGiving’s top-quality partner organizations committed to bettering the lives of children in Africa - AND WE ARE ONE OF THEM!

Our program in South Africa gives you the chance to work in improving pre-school care centers, sports lessons and helping the local youth center in the Imizamo Yethu Township.

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The new format doesn’t allow an easy way to post and share photos.
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To share photos, friend and then post to “Shanti Shahani GlobeAware”.

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