Wednesday, June 8, 2011

GVC Students Give Back to the World Community! highlights Mann students' gift to Hephzibah and donation of their GVC prize money to the orphanage in Cote d'Ivoire. These students, very dedicated to "lacing up the digital divide" donated their $1000 first prize money to the orphanage for technology in their library.

In a similar move, teacher and students of Denmark Empowerment Charter School in Denmark, Wisconsin, USA, donated their first place $1000 prize money to Give Something Back International Foundation for the "build a school" in Haiti project.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cranes for Kids: Giving Hope to the Children of Japan

In Japanese culture, cranes are a powerful symbol of health and well-wishes. In fact, the Japanese people believe that anyone who makes 1,000 origami cranes will have a wish granted. While we can’t grant every wish, we can make a difference. Students in the Lincoln Technology Club made 95 PAPER CRANES to send to the Oshkosh B'Gosh company. The company in turn will be donating a NEW article of clothing to the earthquake and tsunami survivors for every paper crane they receive- that's 95 pieces of clothing from the Lincoln Tech Club!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

GVC Students in the News

Students at Horace Mann elementary school make and sell lanyards to help "lace up the Digital Divide". Read about their entrepreneurial efforts to bring the orphanage into the 21st century.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Reaching Out To Our Community

by: Aline Teresa L. Mendoza - PHL

This is my second year in GVC and this time our team mates are from Thailand and US and we are GVC 10-26. The entire duration of this pr
oject was really very amazing. The most amazing part about joining GVC is that they are teaching us about giving ourselves to others. They encourage us to give something back to our community.

Our school this year have the same goal, the entire school year, our school's administrators encouraged every year level to do community outreach work, and the entire school studentry responded. Our fourth year students he
lped the nearby community by donating food, and clothes to families who experienced fire. Our third year students, went to different public schools and teach elementary students.

While our second year students, went to Gawad Kalinga to help in building of houses. Then our first year students went to different orphanages to donate food and clothings. Sadly, our documentations on the above activities were very poor, so I do not have any pictures so we could share our experiences.

We also came up with an idea of selling Filipino food during our YMSAT (Science) week (Jan 24 to Jan 29) to raise funds for the godparent program of our school's foundation. We did it during our Science week, because there would be a lot of students and teache
rs coming in from different schools. The godparent program of our foundation is to really help financially the poorest of our students. Unfortunately, we did not raised a lot of money, but at least the intention was there. While we were raising money, we were also talking to different students and teachers from other schools regarding GVC and its objectives.

Recently, we just had our Students Get Artsy and Takbuhan Pisay. In Students Get Artsy, selected students of our school including my GVC students taught arts (performing and visual arts) to different public schools in Metro Manila.

While Takbuhan Pisay, is a fun run to raise funds for Parent Teacher Association to support various projects of our school. Several of my GVC students also joined in the fun run.

I would repeat everything next school year and get to meet different people again or maybe reconnect with old friends in GVC. :)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Giving Back

A group of students from a "charm School" group in New Jersey (USA) are helping me to fight against prematurity. Personally, I lost 4 children due to prematurity complications, and my twins were also premature. This medical mystery has effected me greatly. My twins are now healthy, strong 4 year olds. This year I will walk in the March of Dimes, Walk for Babies. You can learn more about my story and how we are giving back to this cause at: