We continue in our second week on community projects to help deliver the 12 Essential Services required for children to reach their full potential.  This is the heart of The St. Lucia Project – minimizing factors inhibiting children’s capacity, while optimizing those variables which will promote their full growth and development.  It’s not easy – […]

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 Behind every cloud is a rainbow The start of another week—a hearty breakfast by Rani of hard boiled egg, chutney, and we were ready to face the day.  Today, I spent the morning at St. Thomas Hospital helping Sister Metilda and the other staff working with children with a variety of […]

This morning I woke to another well made delicious breakfast and the coffee I am now extremely addicted to. After breakfast we went back down to the school to work. While the group was working on the trail again I was shadowing with a farmer named Rafael. He first showed me how to make cheese. […]

Eight volunteers descended last Saturday from their respective planes to go on a mission…The first two days had Heather, Omar and Mat digging for sand: project: mixing cement for the bathroom complex at the community center , Brittany, Jessica, Jeana and Gloria prepared wood and building scaffolds for paneling the teacher’s quarters. Michelle helped the […]

Journal by Ella: All 3 of us were working on the project in the green house reforestation with the native costarrican plants… sifting the soil to separate it from stones, then filling small plastic bags with it. Small seedlings were then transplanted into the individual bags and watered. Someday Igor will bring his children to […]

Our team starts the day by digging posts to replace at the new greenhouse site. This new construction will house growth of the reforestation trees (planted at Colegio site and the Santa Elena Reserve) and hydroponic vegetable garden. Here Ella , Igor and agricultural teacher Daniel measure the plastic ceiling on the basketball court. Tomorrow […]

Thursday, February 24th Thought of the day and Journal by Chris: “A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see.” – David Douglas Today we finally got to see the cloud forests! We started off the day graveling trails with the Colegio kids as well as a few European […]

Did you happen to see our EarthBox photos from India on our Facebook last week? If not, please check out some of the amazing images below!! In early January a team of Global Volunteers brought the first Earthboxes to Chennai to be cared for and used by the children at the SEAMS Childrens Home. Volunteers will […]

I am so lucky to be a volunteer team leader for Global Volunteers. The most extraordinary people decide to participate in our programs. It is a privilege for me to work with them. My friends ask why I continue to lead teams…the answer is so simple. I have an absolute belief in the philosophy of […]

(Bishop Dr. Owdenberg Mdgella has been Global Volunteers’ Tanzania Host Representative since 1986.) A lot has been done through Global Volunteers in Tanzania. It would take one hour to describe because the things are too big for a short blog post. Tanzania a long-standing host of Global Volunteers and I am glad to be part […]