Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Students Helping Students

In Montreal, Sharon Peters's eighth graders are building an online space for a school in Nepal.

Many years ago, I spent a wonderful month in Nepal--and upon my return--I got involved in several organizations to further education there.

A trip to Nepal inspired John Wood, the author of Leaving Microsoft to Change the World, to found Room to Read, an organization that has created a network of over 5,600 libraries throughout the developing world. John encourages students and teachers to get involved through their Students Helping Students program.

If your students have taken on a volunteer project, please let us know.


  1. Thanks for the mention! I am so proud of my students! Please consider supporting this school in Nepal:

    Another example of what teachers with big hearts can do to bring education to those who may never otherwise have had the chance!

  2. Sharon, Thank you for sharing on twitter with us. It's been great to hear from teachers. Diane