Global Issues Network Conference Program: School Without Walls & Washington International School in Washington D.C. - Page 12

  Lorem  Ipsum   12   GIN NGO Fair essays, and poems lays out my voice of pleading to be heard. My artworks connects the destruction of my home, the annihilation of my family, my own hair’s-breath escape from being shot, the deforestation that robs the gorillas of our habitat- all that has impacted my life. My message to society is the basic needs of every person on earth should be met: Clean water, food, fuel to cook food with. I am urging others to stop, to look carefully at nature’s abundance, to care for the earth, our mother. Building Tomorrow: Building Tomorrow envisions a world where every child with a desire to learn has a safe, permanent and local place to do so. Working towards this goal, Building Tomorrow empowers young people to invest their resources, time and talents in providing students in East Africa with access to an education. Since Building Tomorrow’s founding in 2006, thousands of students across the US have raised over $600,000 for the construction of schools in rural Uganda, have developed a strong connection to their global community and have gained an understanding of the privileges and opportunities we so often take for granted.In Uganda, each school serves as a source of pride and a catalyst for change within the community. We have seen roads built, gardens harvested, scholarships funded, teachers organized, and housing constructed as a direct result of communities being empowered to help themselves. Girls on the Run: Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-20 girls, we teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The 24-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large. Latino Student Fund: The Latino Student Fund Scholarship Program was founded in 1994 in Washington, DC by community leaders, educators and parents who recognized the overwhelming need to combat school dropout rates in the Latino community by providing better access to educational opportunities. The Tutoring Program was founded in 1998 to provide supplemental academic support to at-risk and underprivileged Latino youth. The Listo and Listo Rapido college preparation courses for high school students were added to our list of program offerings in 2010. The LSF Access Program officially launched in the fall of 2011. The Latino Student Fund continues to modify and expand its program offerings to meet the changing needs of the Latino community. LearnServe International: LearnServe International sparks high school students’ passion to make a difference and equips them with the knowledge, tools, and relationships to effectively drive local solutions to pressing global challenges. We bring together students from all across the Washington, DC area and prepare them with the skills of business leadership, innovative problem-solving, and cross-cultural fluency. Then we challenge them to lead community-