Children's Global Alliance
Rating: 5 stars 22 reviews
Location: 2121 N. Frontage Rd. #176 Vail CO 81657 USA
Target demographics: American teenagers connect with children living in poverty around the world.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 327
Geographic areas served: United states, Cambodia, Tanzania, Nicaragua
Programs: Service learning travel opportunities to an orphanage in Cambodia, a school for children with special needs in Nicaragua and a school and orphanage in Tanzania. We provide this experience for students ages 12-16 from the United States. We are based out of Vail, Colorado. We want to help create global-minded future leaders. We focus on promoting character and integrity among teenagers. Our students commit to a seven month long process where they study the language, history, politics, religion and traditions of each country. They commit to fundraising to offset the costs of their trip and must submit a fundraising plan upon applying to be considered. They must also commit to a behavioral contract and volunteer a set number of hours within their own communities.
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My 13-year old daughter just went to Cambodia with Children's Global Alliance and had a life changing experience. The organization and time spent with the kids months before they left not only made us comfortable as parents, but also made her comfortable to be traveling so far away from home. Before they even left for Cambodia, they learned about the history, culture and customs of the country by preparing assigned reports for their group. They also learned to speak enough of the language to interact with the kids at the orphanage where they worked as well as in the markets where they went to shop. As soon as they arrived in Phnom Penh they began to work, and by the end of their stay they had built a dorm for the boys (the previous trip had built a dorm for the girls), which made all of them feel SO good for what they'd accomplished. My daughter came home more confident and willing to push herself to the limit, and now she can't wait to apply for another trip next year. I highly recommend working with Children's Global Alliance for anyone looking to make a difference in this world.
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