Thanks for visiting my fundraising website. I found my way to the Beyond Asana training through a journey that simply began with me trying to incorporate yoga into the curriculum of my autistic support classroom. It is really incredible to me how my desire to help the children I work with on a daily basis improve their motor skills and body awareness has transformed into going to Nepal to help build a school to benefit a community of people I have never met. I look forward to living with a host family for 10 days and traveling with my new friends from my Beyond Asana Yoga Teacher Training group.
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buildOn schools are constructed in communities that have no adequate school structure ? where students are squeezed into dark and crumbling mud huts, or are taught under trees when the weather permits, or have to walk multiple miles to a neighboring village, or can?t attend school at all. Literacy is the foundation of buildOn?s comprehensive Community Education Program, which provides schooling to the adults in rural villages. Since 2000, 11,729 adults have completed the Community Education Program, 70% of which have been women. In addition to reading, writing, and basic math and numeracy, classes cover agricultural topics, sanitation and hygiene, and other issues relevant to local community development. Classes are taught by literate community members who are themselves trained by buildOn.
Schools constructed by buildOn worldwide are designed to promote gender equality in countries with imbalances between the sexes. buildOn?s school building methodology validates the right of women to educate themselves and make decisions in their community. Before construction, buildOn requires villages to elect a Leadership Team comprised of men and women. This team guides the school project, discussing the terms of the Covenant and determining how to provide the unskilled labor needed to build. After the school is complete, the terms of the Covenant require the village to send boys and girls to school in equal numbers. Right now, 49% of students in buildOn schools are female.
These Bay Area girls completed 175+ hours of service & received their Presidential Service… http://t.co/SPw5rAFjCI6:36 PM May 22nd