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Member30 June 2020 at 10:27 pm
We are currently ‘partnering’ with a local NGO. This NGO is helmed by a lady and her husband. They take on a variety of project such as purchasing medical equipment for patients suffering from Muscular Dystrophy, sourcing employment for special needs people and bringing clean water to people living in the mountainous regions in Gansu, China.
There have been opportunities for our students to develop agency and student leadership as students suggest ideas on how they wanted to support the NGO in the course of a unit such as when the students were inquiring into the use and need for clean water.
However, in our interactions with them, reciprocity hasn’t been evident. For example, when we planned a school event to promote these causes and raised funds for them, they were invited to come but declined our invitation. Even after the funds were donated to them, there was nary a word from them. Moving forward, I would like to seek out other NGOs or local partners that would be able to reciprocate in this service learning partnership.