Peacework: Environmental Education
Over spring break we will be participating in one of the most important experiences during our time at NYU. We are traveling to Dangriga, Belize with a group of 10 students to offer community service with the organization Peacework to implement environmental education through various community-wide service projects as part of NYU’s Alternative Breaks Program.
Our projects will involve creating lessons for primary and high school students in Dangriga, as well as beach clean-ups, and community outreach programs. We are also hoping to work with local seamstresses to create reusable bags for community members to use instead of single-use plastics. Belize is planning to ban single-use plastics and styrofoams by April 22, 2019. To learn more, visit this website!
We are incredibly honored and excited to take part in this program. NYU’s Alternative Breaks Program began 11 years ago in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. The program has grown tremendously ever since. This year we have 21 groups traveling all over the world to serve communities in need while learning more about the world and the many cultures that it has to offer. Through this program, we hope to learn, discuss and enrich our knowledge of social issues with a hands-on approach that cannot be accessed in a classroom setting.
Together we can make a difference in the world!