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Mae Yang Rong Primary School

Many of the 120 students who attend the Mae Yang Rong Primary School in the Northern Province of Phrae live very far away. To help them when we first arrived at the school we supplied them with bicycles which would then be passed down to new students as the children graduated. We also provided new… Read more »

Boonyapark Early Childhood Center

Boonyapark had 40 young children aged 2-4, from the local community doing all their activities in one classroom. Our first project was to build a new study room (with books) to allow the children to have separate areas for school work and play time or nap time.  We also built a covered walkway between the… Read more »

Lukosi Village

Lukosi village in Hwange is home to St. Mary’s Primary and a very active community. We’ve constructed 2 “summerhouses” which are round thatched structures with open sides which have become the central meeting place of the community for meetings, meals and other events.    

St. Mary’s Primary School

We have built new teacher housing, classrooms, a library and computer lab and of course toilets. Once the buildings were done we were able to add solar panels to provide electricity for lights and fans.  We also constructed a fence around the school to protect the children from both animals and traffic along the busy… Read more »

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is generally recognized as one of the most impressive architectural feats in history. Grand Circle Foundation was proud to work in partnership with World Monuments Fund to help preserve cultural treasures across the globe. $50,000 was provided in support of the Badaling Remnant Great Wall in China to the World… Read more »

Las Golondrinas Kindergarten

Las Golondrinas Kindergarten is supported by the Community of Pargua, through the Neighbors Association. The children are taught in Spanish and in the native language of Mapudungun. The organization does receive some support from the state, but the parents supply all the materials for the children, including uniforms and toys. For our initial project at… Read more »

Mihalaki Georgiev Library

The Mihalaki Georgiev Regional Library is a coordinating center for 70 libraries in the Vidin district. The library was founded in 1870, as a reading room as a main part of a cultural center, with a donation from the Russian consulate, including 174 books. The Library is a main center for working with people, prime… Read more »

Conscious Art Cultural Group

With a lack of education, opportunity, and attention, a high number of children in this simple and poor area of Salvador frequently enter the underworld of drugs and violence. Conscious Art Cultural Group offers an alternative to the children that live in the Saramandaia community. The center offers boxing, percussion, circus, dance and arts. The… Read more »

Okavango Delta Lion Project

Lions, Africa’s fierce predators, play a significant role in the delicate ecosystem of the Okavango Delta. A World Heritage Site, Botswana’s lush Okavango Delta sprawls across more than 5,000 inland miles, making it one of the world’s largest wetland eco-systems. Although lions may serve as an African icon, experts list them as an endangered species. Extinct… Read more »

Ramachen Primary School

Ramachen Primary School  is about 8 kilometers from the town of Phobjika. Located on gentle slope in the middle of the village of more than 300 households, the school provides two meals each day and a basic education. “Ramey” means “grazing land” in local parlance and “chen” means “wide area” provided by the government for… Read more »