E-Newsletter July 2012
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E-Newsletter July 2012

This month has given us many reasons to reflect on the difference Grand Circle Foundation makes around the world. We are honored to have been a part of building Banjika Secondary School in Tanzania from a mere idea into an institution that now can stand on its own. We're also delighted to be among the first to take travelers to a reemerging Cuba—and to extend these experiences in 2013. And it continues to be our greatest privilege to see our many travelers who give of themselves, through donations and service, from eastern Asia to the southern tip of Africa.

Traveling for Change
Foundation News

A Fond Farewell
A special ceremony marks the finale of our seven-year relationship with a Tanzanian school.
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Announcing 2013 Departures to Cuba
We're pleased to announce 2013 departures of two exclusive People-to-People journeys to Cuba. Sold out completely in 2012, our 12-day Cuba: A Bridge Between Cultures program introduces travelers to Cubans in Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad. The 9-day Cuba: Havana & Viñales Valley pairs the vibrant capital with the lush countryside. (Select 9-day departures also remain for 2012.)
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Recognizing Gutsy Leaders

We believe that true leadership can come from anywhere—from boardrooms to classrooms, from City Hall to city streets. It takes guts to change the world … and our leaders are helping to do so, each in their own unique way.

Naomi & Mark Hughes
Founders, Pets Providing Pedals
Ever since their first OAT safari to Tanzania, professional pet groomer Naomi Hughes and her husband Mark have worked like dogs to provide primary schoolchildren in the village of Karatu with one simple item that can change their lives forever…
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We want to hear from you! "Like" us on Facebook and share your experience with Grand Circle Foundation. This month, we're asking:

Have you visited a Grand Circle Foundation-supported school or village? Tell us your story.

We also want to see more of your experiences through your photographs of Grand Circle Foundation visits. Email us your .jpeg files, and you could be featured on our website or in our promotional materials.

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Boston Service

Our Interns Take Charge

Seven Boston students demonstrate what it means to be a Next Generation Leader.

Worldwide Service

Pencils & Peppers

OAT travelers and regional staff plant seeds for the future at a Chinese primary school.

Generous Traveler

A Fridge for Fontein

Cool cash from OAT travelers Ingrid and Sherman Bartholomew makes a big difference at a Swaziland daycare center.