The Power of the Whole Child Model

The Power of the Whole Child Model

Our Whole Child Model brings together the critical resources children need to learn and stay healthy so they can succeed in school. To date, School-to-School International has reached over 8,000 girls and boys, over 300 teachers, and thousands of parents and community members in Guinea with its integrated package of support focusing on education, health, and engagement.

Last chance to partner in 2013

Dear STS Friends and Family,

Our Whole Child Model brings together the critical resources children need to learn and stay healthy so they can succeed in school. To date, School-to-School International has reached over 8,000 girls and boys, over 300 teachers, and thousands of parents and community members in Guinea with its integrated package of support focusing on education, health, and engagement.

Building Global Citizens

Dear Friends of STS,

School-to-School International’s Pen Pal Program connects hundreds of students every year in the United States and Canada with students in our partner schools in Guinea.

The Pen Pal Program helps kids become Global Citizens by putting them in direct contact with someone on the other side of the world. Through their letters and drawings, students learn about other cultures and

Water is A Catalyst for Change. Let’s Keep it Flowing.

More than 10 years ago, the borehole dried up at the school in the Guinean village of Wonkifong. Whenever students got thirsty, they had to leave class to fetch water.

Residents of Limbita used to drink tainted water from traditional wells because they had no access to clean water. Students missed class because they suffered from diarrhea, cholera, and other waterborne diseases.

Water, sanitation, and health are central components of a successful school. As part of our holistic Whole Child Model, School-to-School International ensures that students have access to clean water and sanitation facilities at their schools and that communities are empowered to maintain them. The wells and latrines we have helped to build have transformed schools in Wonkifong, Limbita, and other villages.

Water equals Change. Let’s keep it flowing.

Dear Friends of STS,

Water scarcity affects one in three people on every continent of the globe. Nearly 800 million people do not have access to clean water and an estimated 2.5 billion people lack access to basic sanitation. One of the Millennium Development Goals is to halve the proportion of people living without sustainable access to safe drinking water and

Give the Gift of Opportunity

Dear Friends of STS,

In 2011, over 30 million primary school-age girls were out-of-school around the world; 16.1 million of them live in sub-Saharan Africa. The consequences of not being in school at such a young age can last a lifetime: illiteracy, poverty, early marriage and childbirth, and limited opportunities for stable and safe employment.

In Guinea, the Whole Child Model is providing critical

Remembering Mandela

As we remember Nelson Mandela, let’s recall one of his greatest quotes: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” With our holistic Whole Child Model, School-to-School International is doing its part in arming children with the knowledge they need to succeed.

This holiday season give the gift of opportunity

Dear Friends of STS,

At School-to-School International, we believe that all children have the right to a quality education and healthy learning environment. And our programs are proof of this. We invite you to join us.

Throughout the month of December we will be sending you weekly stories on our work from around the globe. You will hear about our programs in education, health

Holiday Giving

“The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.” — Pierre Corneille, French playwright

With the holiday season approaching, you may soon begin your annual hunt. You may scour catalogs and websites. You may sift through retail store racks and shelves.

Your elusive goal: To find the ideal gift. Something thoughtful. Something personal. Something memorable.

The gift of education fits all of the criteria. You know you are making a difference. Your gift will touch the heart of your loved ones and enrich a child’s mind.