GOOD Things Are Happening!

These days, you can hardly turn on the TV or open a news source without being bombarded with bad news.  It can feel like the world is imploding…

The good news is, International Educators around the globe are creating student-powered Community Service projects destined to make a positive and lasting difference. 

In the words of the Dalai Lama: 
If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.

Here’s a sample of some projects IEs around the globe are spearheading in an effort to make the world a better place for one and all:

• Beach/river/lake/park clean-ups
• Planting trees
• Bake sales/carnivals to raise money for designated charity
• Adopting a local school – Help repair/paint and donate supplies
• Big buddy for kids at an orphanage/hospital
• Habitat for Humanity – teacher/students volunteer in building homes
• Packets for the homeless – socks, snacks, toiletries

ISR invites YOU to share what you, your school and colleagues are doing to make the planet a better place, one small step at a time. When we share our ideas, projects and insights with each other we become a source for positive change! Thank you!

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3 thoughts on “GOOD Things Are Happening!

  1. I tried to do service learning in Myanmar but gave up after a few trips. The children looked down on the poor and were unwilling to accept that there were those in the community who were less fortunate. One asked me “why are we here? I don’t care about these dogs” and that was the end of it for me. You can’t force compassion or change a culture of affluenza.
    While I wish this thread had more positive comments, it is just a harsh fact that the rich in certain parts of the world seldom care about the poor.


  2. Every little bit helps. Putting good energy into motion, no matter how minor the perceived results, is the way to make things better. We have a variety of community projects in progress at my school. In addition to helping others the students are helping themselves to experience the satisfaction found in helping and giving of themselves. It’s a win, win.


  3. Like Ste.Thérese of Lisieux said, ¨ one little step at a time still can get one to heaven!¨ This is a poor translation but she practiced humble and constant efforts to achieve remarkable results. Good news surrounds us and outnumbers bad news 100 to 1 but the media and the sheeple love disaster and bad vibes. Bad news sells…good news swells!


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