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  • kimberllejo

    So well written and beautifully expressed Wendi! I have the pleasure of making this kind of magic happen everyday at work (, and it really is inspiring. Thank you for sharing!!

  • Zakir Md. Hossain

    স্বপ্নের কোনো "মেয়াদ উত্তীর্ন" তারিখ নেই,
    লম্বা একটা দম নিয়ে আবার চেস্টা করি।

  • Andrew Dodson

    Hi Wendi, I am going to Nepal in September and looking for projects to get involved in. Would really like any advice/contacts you may have. I have had short 3 month projects overseas before Haiti/Uganda/Bhutan/Cambodia .. and now looking at Nepal. Any help would be great projects at theevaluationlab dot com

    • Liz Dwyer

      Definitely email Wendi, but what kind of projects are you looking for specifically--let us know because there may be other members of the GOOD community that can give you some ideas, too.

      • Liz Dwyer

        So awesome of you to offer to help Andrew out. Thank you, Wendi!

        • Wendi Pillars

          Absolutely! This is something very important to me, and obviously for SAV School. Some serious magic afoot when folks connect!

    • Govinda Panthy

      Dear Andrew,
      You are most welcome to Nepal. You can talk to Wendi who visited us in April.
      Govinda Panthy
      Founder Director, SAV School, Nepal.

      • Liz Dwyer

        Thanks for doing the work you're doing, Govinda. Let us know if there are ways we can help more and connect the GOOD community to your work and the school.

  • Kristin Pedemonti

    I too do projects connecting classrooms in the US with classrooms in developing countries. I learn so much from the students each and every time. Thank you for the good work you do! One of the most inspiring things that happened in my experience was a school in Green Lane PA doing a "Penny Challenge" each classroom brought in loose change, all competing against each other. In 2 weeks, they raised $1500 in quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies! In a blue collar town! That showed me true gumption!

    • Wendi Pillars

      That's a wonderful fundraising project--it certainly helps hit home how little amounts can make a huge difference! Keep up the great work--there's so much to be done!

    • Govinda Panthy

      Dear Kristin,
      You are most welcome. if you like to have any connection from Nepal
      feel free to email me or add me in your skype list: govinda_prasad_panthy (Skype id), (email). Looking forward to hearing from you.

      • Kristin Pedemonti

        HI Govinda
        I would love to bring the Storybook Project and my literacy work to Nepal. Thank you for the contact information. I am also on skype as Kristin Pedemonti and my email is storytellerkp@gmail Let us all continue to share our gifts and learn from each other.

        • Liz Dwyer

          Kristin, so curious what the Storybook Project is. Do you have a link to your site? Would love to check it out.

        • Wendi Pillars

          Kristin--you will love working with Govinda and his staff and students! Would love to chat with you if you decide to go!!

  • doodlegrace

    I use a website called UClass with my students to connect them with students around the world. It's great and facilitates life-changing experiences like this!

    • Wendi Pillars

      Thanks! I will check it out! Any projects you'd like to recommend?

  • Rose Diaz

    Inspiring teacher and kids!!!! Kids have so much to teach us, if we listen and have faith.

    • Wendi Pillars

      Thanks, Rose. You are exactly right--listening to our kids, and understanding that they have passion inside, too, is an incredible lesson.

  • Stef McDonald

    I want to see that poster the kids made!

    • Wendi Pillars

      I'm not sure how to post pics myself, Stef--but the girls used a large piece of red bulletin board paper--about 2 1/2 feet wide (?) and about 6-7 feet long...they then glued their pictures from school, home, etc., and labelled each and every one.

      • Liz Dwyer

        If you email me the picture, I can update the post with it so folks can see it. liz at goodinc dot com!