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.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the mention! I am so proud of my students! Please consider supporting this school in Nepal: http://savschool.wordpress.com/2008/12/

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

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

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