Our Students

Our Students Learn as Global Citizens

Teacher Michelle McMillan and a group of 13 students from Carberry Collegiate and Neepawa Area Collegiate travelled to Ecuador in July of 2009 through Free the Children’s travel group MetoWe. The group helped build a high school in San Miguel and an elementary classroom in Shuid, both in the Chimborazo province. It was a fantastic experience! Students got to see a completely different culture and way of life. They helped create educational opportunities where they did not exist before. They enjoyed meeting the people, trying their Spanish skills, and working together with the community members. The work was very hard at times, but also very rewarding.

The students did have the chance to spend our first day in Quito, the capital city, as tourists. The last three days of the trip were spent in the Amazon doing leadership training.

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I never lived in a small city or rural area before but it was awesome, I enjoyed it specifically because I could be closer to friends and family.  It was really great for me. My family and school worked perfectly and my teachers helped me go through with all that I needed. My family was ...

Mayara
Brazil