GE organizes 1 – 4 week Service Learning trips for professionals, students, community groups, and families, to engage in hands-on learning about renewable energy, clean water access, and sustainable development. The program is integrated into existing projects and partnerships in Ecuador, Nicaragua, the Philippines and Malaysian Borneo. ]GE also offers 3 – 12 month overseas Fellowships that allow students and professionals to apply their knowledge and develop their skills while making a meaningful impact and engaging with local communities.
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“I found the service to be very meaningful. I was excited to come back and share my experiences with others”.
“When the pump turned on and the water started pumping up the hill, it was a fantastic feeling to know that soon, the women and girls of the village would no longer need to spend multiple hours a day collecting water from the well. They could simply just turn on the tap. Those hours that were once used to collect water can now be reallocated to other useful purposes such as education. The quality of anyone’s life can only be improved when clean water is no longer a daily issue.”
-HDR Foundation, Nicaragua
Green Empowerment strives to ensure that the service-learning program effectively contributes to GE’s desired project outcomes. The organization is working towards the expansion of the service-learning program over the next three years and hopes to increase resources to projects, partners and Green Empowerment, gain long-term commitment to Green Empowerment from program participants and contribute to the education and understanding of participants after trips.