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Getting up Before Dawn and Lugging Buckets of Cement --- A Great Way to Spend School Break!

Posted by stw2015 on Apr 26, 2017 9:52:18 AM

We got involved a few years ago, as School the World offers a Service Learning Program for high school kids like us, to help with projects in Guatemala. While we have focused a lot on building of actual schools and other facilities, their mission goes well beyond that, including teacher training, supplying books and learning materials, securing financial commitment from local governments, deeply engaging parents, and more. Matt just completed his third “tour of duty” and Nick his second, but we thought we’d tell you about our last project this recent February, and what we liked best.

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The Language of Service

Posted by stw2015 on Apr 19, 2017 9:21:41 PM
When I signed up for School the World, I thought that speaking Spanish was going to be an important part of the trip. After all, the school we worked on was in Guatemala. However, I realized that understanding the “language of service” was much more important than actually being able to speak the local language.
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A True Holiday Gift

Posted by stw2015 on Dec 8, 2016 12:09:04 PM

This past October Kate was asked to speak about School the World at renowned parenting expert Dr. Shefali's conference called Evolve. As fate would have it, Dr. Shefali had seen our video Journey about one student's 2.5 hour challenging trek to school each day on Facebook and immediately reached out to Kate. She said she felt a connection to our mission of lifting children out of extreme poverty with the power of education.

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See all that #ReadShareGive can do!

Posted by stw2015 on Nov 17, 2016 10:15:21 AM

We are well into School the World's #ReadShareGive campaign this month! We hope everyone is feeling sentimental about their favorite children's books and their reading experiences with their family! Please, please keep sharing your favorite books and explanations on social media!

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Oh the memories!

Posted by stw2015 on Nov 3, 2016 1:07:49 PM

We hope by now everyone has started to think about their favorite children's' books for our #ReadShareGive campaign this #GivingTuesday! There are so many choices out there, from timeless classics to modern stories made for our newest generations.

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Let's start to #ReadShareGive

Posted by stw2015 on Oct 27, 2016 1:43:44 PM

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Read. Share. Give. The joy of a favorite book!

Posted by stw2015 on Oct 20, 2016 12:48:35 PM

When posed the question: “What is your favorite children’s book?” faces light up with fond memories of being transported back into magical worlds and distant places. Whether it is the mystical lands of Dr. Seuss or the jungles in Where the Wild Things Are, a great book has the power to take us out of reality for brief moments of time and allows us to become someone completely new.

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A card for every occasion, accompanied by a donation

Posted by stw2015 on Sep 27, 2016 1:20:37 PM

Celebrate with School the World! Looking for a fun gift idea? Instead of giving another material item, our new donation cards make the perfect alternative gift.

Spread some joy with a card that's more meaningful than your run-of-the-mill present.

Whether you’re looking for “Happy Birthday,” “Thank You,” or just “Celebrate” — we’ve got you covered.

The colourful and festive donation cards are $25 for 5 cards. Your donation will go towards buying books for the school libraries we help build in Central America.

The cards feature incredible photos from our service trips that are bound to inspire you or brighten your day.

Get into the spirit of Thanksgiving this year by bringing place cards to your family dinner. Because who needs another jar of cranberry sauce? Remind yourself of the education you’re grateful for, and help children in need get access to essential books and libraries.

The Thanksgiving cards are $25 for 10 cards, making them ideal to decorate the Thanksgiving table.

School the World has a card for every occasion, and they're accompanied by your thoughtful donation.

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A Night of Thanks!

Posted by stw2015 on Sep 16, 2016 3:09:52 PM

Thanks to all who came out to celebrate with us at our 7th Annual School The World fundraiser last week. We were lucky to have our friends at Eaton Vance host again this year, and the weather was perfect to enjoy their lovely outdoor terrace. It was a beautiful night where we enjoyed cocktails, great appetizers and a stunning view of Boston, along with a fantastic silent auction!

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SSL photo contest...here are your finalists!

Posted by stw2015 on Sep 2, 2016 5:55:17 PM

We love seeing all the photographs our SSL students take once they have returned from their travels to Guatemala, and we know our friends and supporters of STW will enjoy seeing them as well, so this year we decided to hold a little photo contest.

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