In addition to our work around the world, we partner with schools and various educational groups through our Nobelity In Schools program. Empowering students with knowledge about pressing global concerns, the program provides inspiration and opportunity for student-centered social action. Our Nobelity In Schools website offers more in-depth information about our In Schools programs as well as lesson plans, service project ideas and educational resources for teachers and students, including the Nobelity WebQuest – a fun and informative way to explore key issues and ways to effect positive change.
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Building Hope – the film and the book – chronicles The Nobelity Project’s experience in working with a community in Kenya to build their first secondary school. In addition to telling the story, the goal was also to promote the idea of universal education for all. The students of Mahiga Hope High School wouldn’t have the opportunity to be educated past the 8th grade if it weren’t for our sponsors, donors and supporters who have made it possible or the Nobelity Project to do the work we do. Locally, we want to encourage and inspire students that they can make a difference in the world and emphasize the importance of universal education. We are in the process of producing a version of Building Hope – the film to use in the classroom and Building Hope – the book to provide every high school library in Texas.
Thanks to our Sponsors: the Applied Material Foundation and Silicon Labs; and Partners: Bastrop State Park, the Texas Conservation Corps, Keep Austin Beautiful, 10 area schools and donors, The Nobelity Project helped plant almost 200,000 loblolly pine trees in Bastrop State Park. With other volunteers groups and overall park efforts, a total of 223,000 trees were planted this year!
We had such a great time planting with students, sponsors and friends that we are committing to continue Replant the Park next year, thanks to the support of the Applied Materials Foundation and the Bellows Foundation. Keep an eye out for more information in the fall as we get closer to the tree planting window (Dec 2013-Feb 2014).
For more information on participating in this effort please contact: Erin Binder firstname.lastname@example.org
“It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.”
– Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize, 2004
Thanks to all of you for making our 1000 Books for Hope drive a huge success!
With book donations far exceeding our original goal we are delighted to announce the collection of 14,000 books to be sent to 14 Nobelity Project school libraries in Kenya! Most of these schools are in remote communities, miles from any town, and the impact of your books will be felt for years to come. The books have traveled from Austin, Texas all the way to the coast of Kenya and are in the process of being distributed to the different communities. For more information, read our latest blog post.