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Cuiaba Mirim School

The teachers at Cuiaba Mirim School were often on strike and the school was closed, leaving local children no option for an education. Due to  political problems, and the inconsistency of the school classes, the community members together with funding from Grand Circle Foundation built a Cultural and School Community Center. The space includes a… Read more »

Yipirinya School

The establishment of the school was the initiative of members of the Alice Springs town camp community in response to dissatisfaction with mainstream schools, which did not offer programs which supported the world view and cultural background of the children. Parents were concerned that their children would lose their language and spiritual link with land…. Read more »

La Concepcion School

Located on an island outside of Tigre in the Parana Delta Region, the students at La Concepcion School arrive each day by boat. One of the many projects Grand Circle Foundation funded was the purchase of 20 life jackets so students who travel to school by boat can arrive safely. We repaired or replaced the… Read more »

Kangaroo Island & Bushfire Relief

Kangaroo Island is the third largest island off the coast of Australia. The island boasts 21 National and Conservation parks covering over 30% of the total island. The island has an abundance of fauna seldom found elsewhere. The species on Kangaroo Island suffered from a dramatic decline and many were considered rare by the Australian… Read more »

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 »