A day in a life of Rinka - Green School Local Scholarship program
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
In 2014, we formalized our pledge to our mission by becoming a supporting partner of the Green School in Bali, Indonesia through committing a portion of sales to the Local Scholarship Program, which gives local Balinese children the opportunity to attend the school. The Mission of Green School contributes to their Vision by educating young leaders in global citizenship. Additionally, Swell will work closely with the Green School to promote common agendas on the environment and sustainability with key focus on bamboo as a renewable resource. The Green School vision is a “natural, holistic, student –centered learning environment that empowers and inspires their students to be creative, innovative, green leaders.”
We believe that real change in environmental practices must be developed from the bottom up through the education of children from around the world to lead the world. Green School aims to allocate up to twenty percent of its student placement from Bali and other Indonesian islands. These children are essential members of the Green School community. Providing the opportunity for a Green School education not only gives each Local Scholar an educational experience they can receive nowhere else, it also enhances and enriches the fabric of our entire community.
Green School is an amazing project, pioneering sustainability within education. It is pushing boundaries in schooling at a time when the world must review whether more of the same is acceptable. It is preparing students to be critical and creative thinkers who are confident to champion the sustainability of the world and its environment. It is inspiring their thirst to know more, equipping them with appropriate and relevant knowledge, and nurturing their passion to influence change in the way we are managing this planet.