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Farewell Assembly

Farewell Assembly

On the last day of the school year, the Principal announced the staff who will not return in the following year. This year I was one of them. Ben Macrory, the communication officer, announced it as the last event in the assembly. He had guessed the event would be poignant. Before I rose from my…
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Jane Goodall Institute Australia joined

Among hundreds of people we sent emails to, it was only Alicia Kennedy from the Jane Goodall Institute who responded very well. She is interested in helping us both personally and through the JGI, specifically the Roots & Shoots program. The R&S program is suited well for children and young people. She offered this program…
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Unusual Supporters

Unusual Supporters

Jerry Lloyd Jerry and I joined Green School at the same time three years ago. He and Lee Wood—already left—are the people I like most since the beginning. He is an excellent teacher, especially in reading and math teaching. His impressive skill is behavior management; no matter how difficult the children are, they will behave…
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Extraordinary Parent Donors

Mairead Furlong During the Earth Day celebration at the school, grade one set up a table for our foundation. We sold tarsier T-shirts and asked for direct donations by putting a glass jar on the table. Although a lot of people attended the celebration, only a few stopped by our table, mainly for buying T-shirts….
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Special Young Donors

Owen Orion Husband-Meyer In the second to last week of the school year, Owen (grade 2B) and his mother Rebecca Husband came to the clinic. Parents, by themselves or with their children, visiting me was not unusual. They asked for consultation for not only their children, but for themselves, even for their guests and employees,…
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First Donor and Fund Raising

Jerry Lloyd, the grade 1 teacher, is the first and most ardent supporter of our project. He invited me to present our project to his students. They asked a lot of questions. One of the questions was very startling. “Are you going to leave us?” Kyan asked. I was tongue-tied looking at Jerry for help….
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My Dream

My Dream

It started with a question from Sven and Lena Gelin: “What did you want to do but you could not do because you do not have the resources?” My answer was to run a conservation project that preserves tropical rainforests and saves the wildlife living inside them. It was 2010, just a few weeks before…
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