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About the program
Acts of service, community service, putting somebody else’s needs before yours, volunteering.
Call it what you will, one thing is clear: providing vital help to a community is twofold – the benefits it brings to the people in need, and to you, the volunteer. It doesn’t matter what type of person you are – you can be outgoing and sociable, or more reserved, but what is true is that volunteering will bring personal, social and career benefits.
At JCT4Education we understand the need to give back to those in need and open our doors to students who want to join us in our cause. As educators, we are always looking for ways to positively impact the communities we work with, whilst hoping to generate a sense of service in the students. Social entrepreneurship plays a major role in what we do and, based on this premise, has led several projects around the world for students in grades 9 – 12. It is for this reason that JCT4Education has partnered this year with the Juanfe Foundation in Cartagena, Colombia, IE University, Loyola Marymount University, and INALDE to learn about the importance of social entrepreneurship today. We will be referencing Ernesto Barrera’s case study as the backbone of the academic component of the program.
The Juanfe Foundation, like a phoenix, rose from the ashes after a personal tragedy. Changing her sorrow into energy, and after experiencing as a volunteer, the death of an infant in her own arms, Catalina Escobar decided to use this and the accidental death of her young son to work for those children whose deaths could be avoided. Committed to helping others, she established the Juan Felipe Gomez Escobar Foundation, a social enterprise to help teenage mothers and to save the lives of children who would die due to lack of resources. “The heroine of the children”, as she is known, not only fulfilled her dream but also managed to reduce the infant mortality rate in Cartagena, once one of the highest in the world. Twenty-one years later, this hurricane of a woman is still an example of how one act of solidarity and volunteerism can change the world forever.
Come join us and make new friends from around the world, increase your social and relationship skills, and connect with and learn from a community who will benefit from your time, energy, and love. The ISEP is great for students interested in establishing new friendships with individuals from across the globe while participating in a holistic program where we combine academic and community service projects with the utmost respect for the other.
What are you waiting for? Be the change the world needs – and believe us, the only one missing in Cartagena this July – is you!
For more information, call us at +1 (561) 542-6521 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org