Anna Hwang, News Editor
In recent years, the importance of global unity and peace has been pronounced; accordingly, there has been a driving need for young people to take initiative to aid people throughout the world. Knowing the value of world scale volunteerism, Julia Bryant-Taneda created a new course last year comprised of grade 11 and 12s called Global Education.
“Global Education is a new class at Walnut Grove Secondary School that introduces students to a broader world-view where they review and understand current world issues, problems, and solution.” – Julia Bryant-Taneda
This school year, 10 WGSS students are joining Julia Bryant-Taneda and Randy Taneda during Spring Break 2017. During the trip, they will walk side by side with vulnerable Cambodian people and see how Hope International Development Agency helps the poor and needy people to help themselves. Similar to the trip that Global Education students partook in last year to a rural community in the Ocoa province of the Dominican Republic, students this year will learn about critical environmental issues and effective technologies that enable villagers to raise more food for their families while interacting with families and children of the community.
The trip to Cambodia endorses the goals of the Langley School District as well as the core values of Walnut Grove Secondary School: social responsibility, strong leadership, and compassion.
Through the Cambodia trip, Walnut Grove’s students will portray the true meaning of positive initiative, responsibility, and leadership. The students directly participating in the trip, as well as other students and sponsors who have supported this trip by donation, are taking one big step towards giving hope to people all over the world.