May 2017

Be a Hero Builder

We would love to introduce you to Estefanie, one of our inspiring 8th graders. She has been in school with us since the beginning, over 5 years! Now two of her four siblings also go to CETC and she hopes her youngest siblings will be able to join when they are old enough as well. At just 12 years old, she is a volunteer fire fighter and when she grows up she wants to be a doctor. Her favorite subject is English and she loves the new classroom that she is in this year. Last year, Estefanie was selected to star in a Belgium TV children's show, Goed Gezien, that teaches kids about development projects all over the world.  Watch Estefanie in Goed Gezien!
Estefanie is one of our unique heroic students that is inspired by the school and the education she is getting. It is our hope that is she
A Revolutionary Education
A Revolutionary Education
continues all the way through to high school graduation where she will be in a new generation of Hero leaders in her community. The CETC curriculum being built by our middle school teachers is creating the opportunities for each student to become a Hero! We would like to give you this opportunity to help financialy sustain one of our Heroes with a monthly gift and become a LWH Hero Builder! 
We have worked out a model that educates, employs teaching staff, and supplies each student with what they need for just $40 per student per month! This, along with a variety of other sources, is how our school model maintains one of it's most crucial pieces, to be financially sustainable.

Thank you for your consideration in supporting Long Way Home and our Heroes at Centro Educativo Tecnico Chixot!

Become a Hero Builder with your contribution
Spring Break Groups

March brought in a change of weather and 4 incredible returning Alternative Spring Break service groups! We started the month with 8th and 9th graders from Noble & Greenough School and ended the month with a week of triple Cali Hillels - UCSD, SDSU and UCSC!

Un montón de agradecimiento por ustedes y su apoyo!

Rubbish to Runway New Website!

Rubbish to Runway was created 7  years ago by board member and long time LWH supporter,  Elizabeth Rose. 
The event was an elegant evening of recycled fashion, bringing together communities in support of Long Way Home. This event has now spread to 5 cities and now has it's very own website! The website is your one-stop-shop for all things R2R. You can find all the information about upcoming events, design gallery, buy your tickets, become a designer and more! Check it out and inspire yourself. 

Upcoming 2017 R2R Shows:
Lexington, MA - May 19
Houston, TX - July 15
Edmonton, AB, Canada - July
Los Angeles, CA - September 9
Salisbury, MA - October 14

First LWH Green Building Academy!
Our good friends Peter McIntosh and Guy Williams at Natural Building Collective in  South Africa are currently  holding their first month-long sustainable building course
 using natural materials and tires, in collaboration with us at Long Way Home! They are building a passive solar, earth sheltered building out of tires, cob, compressed earth bricks, ecobricks and glass bottles at the Delft Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre. After just 2 weeks, they have completed the courses of tires needed and are working on filling it in with cob and the next steps.

We look forward to hosting the next sustainable building academy here in Comalapa in the next year! Stay tuned for details.

Thank you for your interest in our work. We appreciate your support and always enjoy the opportunity to share our stories with you, the people that make them possible!

In Gratitude,
The Long Way Home Team
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First R2R Lexington
Created by a R2R supporter, Alyson Brown, has started R2R Lexington, MA with the students at Clarke Middle School. 

This Friday, May 19

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