Global Students Helping Student

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Calli Tracey
Email address of primary contact person: 
calli_tracey@hotmail.com
Describe the project (This description appears in your map point. Insert a photo if you choose by selecting the "tree" icon): 

Global Students Helping Students has completed 2 annual work trips to Mae Sot, Thailand, in partnership with Global Neighbours (Prince Albert , Saskatchewan) and the Burmese Migrant Workers Education Committee. In those trips, we have funded and built two schools, donated computers, taught computer classes, donated over 2000 pounds in clothing and relief supplies, and made countless friends we will never forget in Mae La refugee camp. Students have opened their eyes to the reality of poverty, opened their hearts to new people, opened their pockets, opened their minds to new ideas, to community pride, to volunteerism. These young people have come to realize how they can make a change for the good, across the globe and at home. It brings new appreciation to all we have in Canada, and it keeps our eyes open for new ways to help anyone we can. We have found that lending a helping hand can become addictive and contagious!

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

2010

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
International service learning, volunteerism,
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Global Students Helping Students has completed 2 annual work trips to Mae Sot, Thailand, in partnership with Global Neighbours (Prince Albert , Saskatchewan) and the Burmese Migrant Workers Education Committee. In those trips, we have funded and built two schools, donated computers, taught computer classes, donated over 2000 pounds in clothing and relief supplies, and made countless friends we will never forget in Mae La refugee camp.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Post-secondary institution
Publications (Has there been any documentation of this project/research?): 

Global Students Helping Students is being showcased (International Development Week) by the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation as one of 8 youth oriented initiatives in the province. If you wish to view our video to get to know us better please visit www.earthbeat.sk.ca and click on Stephanie Hildebrand.

How did you find out about this survey?: 

Data from recognition event 2011