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GNG Partners to help Students Rebuild Haiti

From Global Nomads Group:

As the spotlight on post-quake Haiti dwindles, Architecture for Humanity, the Bezos Family Foundation and Global Nomads Group recognize there is still much work to be done to rebuild Haiti. Students Rebuild remains committed to Haiti’s reconstruction efforts with a $500,000 challenge grant to rebuild stronger, safer, permanent schools in Haiti!

We warmly invite you to join us in this significant endeavor during the upcoming school year – one that will allow your students to interact with their Haitian peers, empower them to become young, global philanthropists and follow the progress of their fundraising efforts. So far, we have raised $106,223 in less than 6 months!

In the 2010-2011 school year, we will roll out a comprehensive Students Rebuild Haiti program that will include:

• national standards-based, four-module curriculum covering Haiti’s socio-cultural and geopolitical background, school reconstruction and the education system, international relations and student philanthropy
• live videoconference series from Haiti with Global Nomads Group throughout the school year (including an educator introduction session and a student wrap-up session)
• webcasts that will feature Architecture for Humanity staff and other NGO members working on the ground for a live progress report
• calls to action, collaborative projects and activities that your team can engage in throughout the school year.

Visit our “Field Notes” blog and our Facebook & Twitter pages for the latest news from Haiti.

VIDEOCONFERENCE PROGRAM REGISTRATION OPENS ON AUGUST 23.  For more information, please visit http://www.studentsrebuild.org. To learn more about Global Nomads Group, visit their website.

“Re-imagine the Classroom! Learn! Imagine! Participate!”

From Global Nomads Group: the 2009 Open Architecture Challenge invites you to partner with architects in your community to design better, greener classrooms for our schools.

Architecture for Humanity and the Global Nomads Group are hosting a design competition, which will tackle the health, environmental and performance concerns associated with today’s classrooms. Due to economic factors and rapid growth of our schools, portable, makeshift classrooms are now permanent features on schoolyards across the country. Global Nomads will be facilitating videoconferences to connect schools and architects. For more information on this collaborative project, visit: http://www.openarchitecturenetwork.org/challenge.

Challenge Timeline

  • January 28, 2009: Challenge Launched at the World Economic Forum
  • June 30, 2009: Entry deadline
  • Summer 2009: Jury review and selection
  • Fall 2009: Winner announced

Principal Sponsor: Orient Global

Additional Sponsors and Partners: Global Nomads |  Curriki |  Building Tomorrow |  Autodesk |  Google SketchupGoogle Earth |  USGBC |  CHPS |  CEFPI |  Do Something |  Graham Foundation |  Irvin Stern Foundation