While the school year will soon wrap up for the summer, a teacher’s work, it seems, is never done! Teachers from all walks share knowledge—be it elementary fundamentals, be it trade skills, be it life skills. It happens every day. Professionals teaching peers, teachers teaching teachers, the old teaching the young, the young teaching the old. Some teachers stand in front of pupils in classrooms. Some stand in front of adults under shady trees. Some teach by example, simply standing among us.
In northwest Nicaragua, Community Water Committees learn how to read water meters, how to keep records, and how to protect the water basin. Committee members study the symptoms of water system failures and acquire the skills to make repairs.
Volunteer treasurers attend classes and earn accounting certificates. Skills are gained in the use of technology, in administration, in maintenance. Sustainable water system management ensues.
In the BOSAWAS, Nicaragua, solar panels are installed by technicians skilled in bringing renewable energy to remote places. With knowledge and know-how, they bring innovation into communities.
Educators expand their knowledge base. They dig deeper, explore further, and reach greater understanding of curriculum materials. They learn to actively engage students and to leverage technology.
Mother-tongue classroom resources facilitate early-learning.
Communities open themselves to new ideas.
Students connect with the World.
Girls stand up for themselves.
One step closer to equality.
In Canadian classrooms, students learn about global community. They go on Water Walks to walk a mile in the shoes of students across the globe. They raise literal change for children to contribute to projects they connect with. They ask good questions — hard questions. And, they get answers — good answers. They are inspired to be the change.
Thank you, Teachers, from all walks, from all disciplines, for sharing your gifts with the world. Honor a Teacher in your life today by paying it forward with a Global Gift Card.