On alternating years we travel internationally to places such as India and South Africa. On these journeys students conduct interviews with leading world thinkers, and interact with people of whom live in very different economic and cultural circumstances. This offers students new insights and perspectives on how life is lived, and helps them understand the privileges that we as Americans often take for granted. The process of interviewing people in positions of high responsibility and service to society builds confidence, helps students imagine a wider range of possibilities for what they can do with their lives. It also develops skills in research, language, and the intuitive process of knowing how to engage respectfully through asking questions.
THE KARUNA PROJECT
The students were on their learning journey to India from March 25 to April 9, 2017.
Karuna means ‘compassion’ or ‘compassionate action’ and embodies what we strive to bring with us on our adventure.
In India we visited a number of amazing programs, schools, and organizations that help support communities and people throughout different regions in India. Our class collected clothes, raised money, and brought donations with us.