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Our students take responsibility and connect with people less fortunate worldwide

Team Peru helps special needs, abused and abandoned children

We teach students the value of helping less fortunate people. We work in partnership with UK-based charity organization Kiya Survivors. 

We helped build the original Mama Cocha Center in Los Oreganos; a home for special needs, abused and abandoned Peruvian children, victims of the village’s high unemployment rate, rife alcoholism and lack of water supplies. We helped change these circumstances by providing water resources, psychology and physiotherapy help. This made the center achieve its mission, and the children have been re-integrated back into their family homes. 

Team Peru has changed the lives if so many – we want the program to inspire students to pursue these kinds of efforts. 

 

The Talented Women’s Club in Ghana

We work with uneducated Ghanaian women who are vulnerable, socially and financially, and who helped us create the Talented Women’s Club. Donations goes towards developing businesses and group projects such as chicken production and farming. We use microcredit for community development to empower women as positive role models. This allows women, who aren’t eligible for bank loans, to borrow on trust. And it works. 

We are currently working on an ambitious nutrition project in collaboration with Ghanaian experts. The goal is to create a training model to spread knowledge of healthy practices to large groups of women. 

 

The Shanghai Roots & Shoots Million Tree Project

We  fight climate change by supporting this project that plants oxygen-producing trees. Roots & Shoots was founded by Jane Goodall to involve children and young people from preschool to university age to work on environmental, conservation and humanitarian issues. And yes: THE Jane Goodall, the primatologist and  anthropologist who started studying wild chimpanzees in Tanzania in the 1960s.

Our students and community have already enabled 2,000 trees to be planted in China.