JustWorld International

1. HISTORY Founded in late 2002 by former international grand prix rider Jessica Newman, JustWorld International is a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the United States and a registered Association 1901 in France. Local branches have also been established in Mexico and Honduras. JustWorld has no political or religious affiliation, nor do its project partners. While JustWorld is nominally headquartered in Wellington, Florida, it increasingly has had a global presence at various events and has grown significantly over the past eight years. In the past two years, JustWorld has expanded in terms of broad regional project support, growing rider ambassadorship, creation of a tech...
Oct 5, 2016

PIO Students Want to Thank You!

PIO Students
PIO Students

Hello!

We can't thank you enough for taking the time to open this message. As we get ready for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season, we want to make sure you know how grateful we are that you believe in them and the opportunities that come with gaining an education. As a result, we are really excited to share a video PIO students made to share with you: click here. Some have graduated from Kindergarten and are moving up grade by grade while others have graduated from Grade 6, university, and are now working and want to tell you why they are so grateful for supporting them.

This class at PIO is an important part of our global mission. Together, in just the first half of the year, we:

  • Taught 6,163 students. Without you, these students would not be able to have a quality education or for many, even attend school at all.
  • Served 153,993+ meals. Without you, they may have only received one meal, if any, each day at home.
  • Provided 1,091 students with access to clean water and sanitation. Without you, they would be thirsty and more likely to suffer from malnutrition and preventable diseases.
  • Cared for 2,658 patients in our school clinics. Without you, they would not have seen a doctor or have been able to afford to go to the hospital.  

This is incredible! Your support not only helps these students today and in their future, but their families (and future families!) as well.

We hope you enjoy the upcoming season with family and friends and remember all of these children whose dreams are being fulfilled by your kindness and generosity.

Thank you again!

Yours truly,

Amber Warren

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Aug 3, 2016

Thank you for being their hero!

Thank you!
Thank you!

Good morning!

I hope you're having a wonderful summer! While most kids we know have been off on vacation, the school year for students at our projects in Honduras, Cambodia and Guatemala is still in full swing- they started in January and go straight through until the end of the year with a few days off for holidays. With this, we wanted to let you know that we have almost reached our funding goal and are closing this project to prepare for the new school year. We are so proud of our partners’ and students’ accomplishments and could not have done this without you.

Below are testimonials from two students who wanted to share why the project is so important to them.

Luis, Grade 4

" live with my dad and mom in the colony of Los Pinos and have 3 brothers and 3 sisters. When I grow up, I want to be a policeman to be able to stop crime in my community, stop thieves and ride in a patrol car following the bad guys. What I like most about the mobile library is that they always teach us new things. They read us stories, we sing songs, and I learn new words. They also took us to the park with my friends and we had so much fun.

I love books. I don’t have one in my house, buy I have many in the mobile library and at school. When they give me homework at school, I go to the library to do it and also have extra help there in math and Spanish when I do not understand the assignments.

I love my community. Thank you for the mobile library and bringing us many books to read!"

 Phally, Grade 8

After a year of exhausting work at the garbage dump, Phally decided that it was time for her to think of her future and that of her family. Despite her family’s harsh living conditions, Phally decided to face her grandmother and asked her permission to go to PIO’s free school. At first, her grandmother refused, but, Phally was determined to study and wasn’t ready to give up. She decided to fast instead. Her grandmother, worried about her niece’s health, finally agreed to send Phally to PIO’s school. I felt so happy I couldn’t stop smiling and jumping around! I could finally go to school!”

At 6 years old, she started studying at PIO Kindergarten and she’s a High School student in Grade 8. Phally is hardworking and she recognises the importance that education has to break the cycle of poverty: “I study because education will improve my future and that of my family. If all the people of Cambodia get a high-quality education, nobody will be poor and Cambodia won’t be a poor country anymore!”

We know that your support has made a difference.

Not just in numbers (6,500 students received an education!), but in a real impact on each of their lives. Because of you, children who don’t have books at home were able to hold one in their hands for the first time and learn to read; they received meals at school which were often the only ones they ate that day; and they are healthier after receiving medical and dental care. Thank you for being a hero for each one of these children!

We look forward to sending you updates from the new project!

P.S. Two of our partners celebrate milestone anniversaries this year! Asociación celebrated their 25th Anniversary in June with an incredible Arts and Culture Festival showcasing what students have been learning in their theatre, dance, band, and art classes (photos below!). Los Patojos will soon be celebrating their 10th Anniversary this year!

Phally
Phally
Folk Dance Performance by Compartir Students
Folk Dance Performance by Compartir Students
Theatre Performance by Compartir Students
Theatre Performance by Compartir Students
Dr. Valle checking student at Los Patojos
Dr. Valle checking student at Los Patojos
Snack time at Los Patojos
Snack time at Los Patojos

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May 13, 2016

Pack your bags- we're going to Guatemala!

Josue
Josue

Hi! My name is Josue.

To me, Los Patojos means studying, playing, having fun, and teamwork. What I love about Los Patojos is working with teams and having freedom. With this, I say goodbye and I hope that someday you can come visit us. We look forward to it!

P.S. My name is Josué. I am 10 years old and I am in 5th grade.

 

The first quarter of the school year at all of our projects was amazing, but we want you to see it in person!   

Pictures and videos are awesome, but there's nothing like being there in person. Will you join us on our next trip?

We're going to Los Patojos this August from the 3-7. This incredible school is located just outside of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is an hour from the capital and just a two hour flight from Miami!. During the trip, we will tour the school, meet the director, staff and teachers, spend time with the students, and meet fellow supporters from Guatemala and around the world. We'll also participate in cultural activities unique to the area for everyone to have that full, 'once-in-a-lifetime' experience. We promise you won't want to miss it! Check out photos with Ambassadors from our recent trips below.

Los Patojos | Guatemala | Next Trip: August 3-7

The past couple weeks, the youngest students have been learning about numbers, colors, respect, and community. They made paintings, decorated planters, and learned how to clean up. Another class learned about cooking, recognizing strengths and weaknesses in a team, and dialoque for communication. Students at Los Patojos learn not only the core curriculum, but also soft skills that will help them thrive in their communities and careers. Five students who have been with the program from the very beginning were recently hired by Grupo H, a local company with high remarks for the youth, saying that they are some of their best employees and will be the first ones in line for promotions!

People Improvement Organization | Cambodia | Next Trip: Fall 2016

There are now 126 students studying in Grades 7-12 and 4 University students! These students graduated from the program you are supporting and continue to advance in their studies. The new school building in Stung Mean Chey, located across the street from the current one, is almost complete and will help alleviate the overcrowding they are facing due to high demand for the program.     

Asociación Compartir | Honduras

3,500 children and youth participated in the mobile library activities and 850 participated in activities held in comunities centers and "open spaces", designated meeting spots in the community. The cultural groups have been busy raising awareness and preparing for their upcoming festivals and events. One group, 18 students taking flute lessons, was invited by JustWorld Ambassadors to perform at their horse show. It was a great opportunity for the students to interact, meet supporter, and share about the organization.

Interested in learning more about an upcoming trip? Let us know! E-mail Amber Warren at awarren@justworldinternational.org. We hope to meet you soon!

Alex at Los Patojos
Alex at Los Patojos
Cooper (Far Right) at Los Patojos
Cooper (Far Right) at Los Patojos
Shoug (Center) at PIO
Shoug (Center) at PIO
Nadja (Right) with Compartir Student Visiting Show
Nadja (Right) with Compartir Student Visiting Show

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