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Plavecky Stvrtok Elementary School

Plavecký Štvrtok is a village with an excluded Roma locality in western Slovakia. The 115 children who attend this elementary school already face many challenges, so the school works with the aim to broaden the possibilities of socially disadvantaged children to freely choose their study and subsequently their career path in order to be included into… Read more »

St. Petersburg Music Boarding School

St. Petersburg Music Boarding School is the only institution of its kind in all of northwest Russia. 100 teachers provide 475 students ages seven to 17 with an academic education through secondary-school level, accompanied by the highest level of music education. Half of the students board at the school, and room and board are free… Read more »

NamibRand Nature Reserve

The NamibRand Nature Reserve, located in southern Namibia, is a private nature reserve established to help protect and conserve the unique ecology and wildlife of the south-west Namib Desert. Overcome by its beauty during a 1996 visit, and recognizing the importance of this unique landscape, Alan and Harriet bought 50,000 hectares of this Reserve and donated… Read more »

Hanganemi Primary School

The Hanganeni Primary School, located in the Erongo region of Namibia, is a 21 classroom school that services over 900 students, ages 5 to 13. Though the attendance rate is 97%, the graduation rate is just at 66%. In the short time that we were at this school we were able to renovate their toilets… Read more »

Jakob Basson Combined School

The mission of Jakob Basson Combined School is to provide a challenging educational experience which will enable their learners to become responsible and productive citizens. To help the school fulfill this mission, Grand Circle Foundation partnered with them to provide educational materials to improve math and geography lessons. We also renovated the dormitories, laundry area,… Read more »

Dar et Taleb Education Center

Some young students in Africa have a long way to travel to school—if they attend at all. More than 160 young boys who wouldn’t otherwise have access to education come to Tineghir’s Dar ET-Taleb Education Center to live and study. Here, in this remote, undeveloped location, where the Sahara meets the Atlas Mountains, public facilities… Read more »

Lutheran Church of Hoorn

Lutherans from northern Europe fled to Holland, escaping the calamity caused by the religious wars enveloping that part of the world in the 18th century. Seeking a place to freely practice their beliefs a group of these refugees banded together to construct a simple yet elegant church in the town of Hoorn. The centerpiece of… Read more »

State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Since 1947, the State Museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau has served as an indelible reminder of the definitive tragedy of the 20th century. The former Nazi concentration camp stands as testimony to the lessons learned from the Holocaust so that the world may never forget what happened. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, it is… Read more »

Di Ji Orphanage

For the 70 children who call this orphanage home, sponsorship through Grand Circle Foundation meant a brand new building. In the time that we visited the Di Ji Orphanage we were able to fund the construction of a new dormitory building to house the children.  We also renovated the kitchen and dining hall and upgraded… Read more »

My Son Sanctuary

Grand Circle Foundation in partnership with the Global Heritage Fund, funded the restoration and preservation work of the E7 Temple Complex at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. My Son, located in central Vietnam in Quang Nam province, about 50 km southwest of Dha Nang, is the only major archaeological site in Vietnam and the longest inhabited… Read more »