Last week I was accepted to volunteer to teach English to elementary and high school children in the foothills of the Himalayas in Annapurna, Nepal. I’ll be working with a non-profit organization committed to raising the educational standards of school age children in this part of the world: “Trek To Teach.” But, I can’t handle this teaching venture on my own, I need your help.
Our wonderful Trek to Teach team, and the people of Nepal, while wounded, remain optimistic and resilient. Such positive and delightful people remind me of one of the main reasons I started Trek to Teach. This positivity within the Nepali people is contagious, they make the world a better place and should not be limited by having a neglectful education. They should have the ability to communicate with the world and expand their vast horizons in business and in life. We aim to make that into a reality.
This must be what Pope Francis meant when he said don’t be overwhelmed by the sheer number of refugees… the oppressed poor, but to look into their faces: people wanting only a better future for their children. Planting seeds of hope, not hate.
Born from a simple dream to give back, Joggo is our Journey to Greater Good. With each fair trade certified stitch in our partner’s factory, Joggo is giving back in order to educate refugee kids in different parts of the world.
We came to a plateau with a little open field. Sitting in that field were 300 mothers holding their sick and malnourished children. It was just this overwhelming sight.
When the world’s youth asks for change, teachers are on the front lines trying to provide them with a quality education. We need to value the teachers in our society because if we don’t, we lose something bigger – hope.
Changing lives, creating futures. A group of dedicated individuals decided it’s time to give the people of Vellore City, South India a chance to live life outside the shadow of poverty.
Not everyone gets to see their boss rappel down a downtown high-rise. But, that’s exactly what the team at Calgary’s Strategic Group, one of the city’s largest commercial property owners and developers, was able to do in July.
In 2006, Baycrest teamed up with Scotiabank to begin an annual charity hockey tournament in Toronto. The tournament, called the Scotiabank Baycrest Pro-Am Tournament, raises funds to support Alzheimer’s research. It lasts three days and allows amateurs to play with and against a host of NHL pros.
Anney’s Closet is a “free store” that takes household items donated by downsizing seniors, friends of Soroptimists, and other donors and provides women and girls in transition with furnishings for their new homes. Girls and women who are referred to Anney’s Closet from advocates at over 20 partner social service agencies have the opportunity to select items from Anney’s Closet that will transform their new apartments into functional and comfortable homes.