Think Global, Act local (TGAL)
What is Think Global Act Local?
This Project Based Service Learning group is the oldest PBSL at ISS and was formed to be a practical vision of solving global problems in our own community. Often the problems in our world seem to vast for one person or group of people to make a change. However, by taking action in our own community, we can make an impact that affects our community directly and and indirectly, is felt beyond our sphere of immediate influence.
Casa Niños Felices is a local orphanage, which hosts almost thirty children. In years past, our annual events have included the Halloween Fun Fair, a Christmas Toy Drive, a Christmas party, Valentine's Day Cookie Decoration, various play dates, and a clothing drive. Think Global, Act Local provides the orphans of Casa Niños Felices with economic, social, and moral support by fostering long-lasting relationships with International School of Sosua’s students who develop leadership, responsibility, and service values through their commitment to the project.
We also serve the children of the DREAM project in Cabarete. The DREAM project works to promote literacy and inspire students to be life-long readers. Each year, the DREAM project provides children in their program with free books to build their home libraries. Three times a year, children from this project participate in a Book Fair. The day is filled with various literacy activities to encourage the love of reading. Each child is provided the opportunity to pick free books to build their home libraries. This year, we created brochures that shared summaries of these books to be distributed to the children and their families so that they could make choices about which book to choose based on the content of the book and not just the cover. The summaries also provided the family members with information about the books to encourage them to talk with their children about the books.
TGAL Goals and Ongoing projects
Who should join Tgal?
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