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    Nardin Academy

    “Today I experienced what seemed to be a whole new world. The people my group visited continued to keep a smile on their faces given their poor conditions. It was amazing to see. The people welcomed us into their homes with no questions asked which is unseen in America. Kids

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    Michigan Ross Business School serves in Nicaragua

    Michigan Ross School of Business had their first service immersion trip to Granada, Nicaragua. Sponsored by a generous grant from Royal Bank of Canada, their projects included rebuilding the home of one of the workers from the garbage dump and spending time with boys affected by domestic violence. In addition,

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    Campus Chapter Founder at University of Michigan

    Sean Yanik’s first service trip with International Samaritan occurred in his junior year at University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. His work during that trip sparked his passion for helping garbage dump communities, and he launched the University of Michigan International Samaritan Campus Chapter. As the president of

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  • about-the-step-by-step-scholarship-program

    About the Step by Step Scholarship Program

    In 2007, International Samaritan worked in partnership with the University of Central America’s Institute of Pubilc Opinion and research consultant Ken Coleman to better determine the most urgent and pressing needs of children and families being served in Guatemala. The overwhelming majority of respondents to the survey indicated they wanted

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    Francisco’s Story

    “Five years after Step by Step Scholarship Program” Francisco Alexander Baltazar Francisco graduated from the Step by Step scholarship program in 2012 with dreams of becoming an engineer. Now 23 years old, he works for Indy Motos Guatemala. He is also taking classes to become an industrial engineer and was

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    Letter from the president

    Dear friends, “Education is an investment in the future” Education is the most important resource we can give to the children of garbage dump communities. As an example, average Guatemalan children attend only four years of schooling and just 3 out of 10 students graduate from the sixth grade. The

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    2017 Volunteers, thank you for joining in our mission.

    Friends of International Samaritan, As we continue through the summer, which is the busiest time for our service immersion experiences, it is important to remember the reasons why we have so many volunteers partnering with us to serve the people living in garbage dump communities. We provide a great amount

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  • the-story-of-a-nurse-to-be

    The story of a nurse to be…

    Ethiopia has a health workforce of 0.7 per 1000 population, which is low compared with the World Health Organization’s recommendation of 2.3 health workers per 1000 population. In rural and remote areas, 83% of the population is underserved by health workers. This is what motivated Minalush Ejigu, 19, to pursue

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    International Samaritan School in Honduras – Emergency Relief Fund

    On Sunday, June 18, 2017, a heavy rain destroyed 23 meters of walls surrounding the International Samaritan Primary School in San Pedru Sula, Honduras. A perimeter wall of the school that ensures safety for the students. Approximately 500 students, ranging from first to 6th grade, attend the school everyday. Luckily,

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    Interested in volunteering with International Samaritan?

    Individual Service Immersion Trips Two trips are open to individuals wanting to volunteer.  Join fellow volunteers from around the United States during a week-long service-learning immersion experience to support the garbage dump communities of Nicaragua or Guatemala. Service immersion trip costs $1,600* and you must be 18 or older to

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