Global Nomads Group Farewell to Peru

Rachel Kornhauser

I don’t think I could be more pleased to be writing to you after another successful webcast with Students Rebuild. The Students Rebuild Challenges are not just impressive in their ability to raise money for critical global issues and support worthwhile causes around the world. They are also impressive in their ability to connect young people from all different walks of life, and inspire passion in every student reached.

I sincerely want to thank each of you for reading this blog, and maybe even watching our webcast and making a bookmark. Each of these activities did so much more than raise money and awareness for Save the Children’s Literacy Boost program — it also showed young people around the world that education is of the utmost importance, and that each and every person deserves the opportunity to have one.

The students, teachers, and community members I met this week in Luis Pata, Peru wholehearted believed this. Celestina, the mother of nine-year old Rosmeri, uses her own illiteracy as a motivation to help her daughter excel in school to ensure that Rosmeri will have more opportunities than she had. Maribel, the 16 year old Reading Camp Volunteer, turned a room in her house into a library and lends out books to the local children every Wednesday because she wants the students in her community to have as much fun with books as she does.

These stories are just two of the many that prove that no matter where you are, you can make your education a priority. The school principal told us several times that “although their community was not rich in resources, it was rich in heart.” This could not have been more true.

Thank you so much for joining us on this journey in Peru. I encourage you to continue exploring global issues and participating in Students Rebuild’s Challenges in the future! Hasta luego!!!