E-Newsletter September/October 2012
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E-Newsletter September/October 2012

Back-to-school time always gets us thinking, even though our own children are long past school-aged. Today, our thoughts go to children in the schools and villages worldwide that are supported by Grand Circle Foundation—and children here in Boston, too, who can't afford basic supplies. In this issue, read about how our travelers and associates are helping students from Boston to Africa through a backpack drive, a school lunch program, and donations from the sale of a children's book. You'll also read about how a maestro in Ecuador devoted his life to children with special needs—and how our associates in Dubrovnik devoted a recent Saturday.

Traveling for Change
Foundation News 

A Perfect Partnership
A generous Grand Circle associate and the community of Tarangire, Tanzania, come together with Grand Circle Foundation to start a new lunch program—and combat school absenteeism.
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Announcing Our New 13-Day Program
Our newest itinerary, Cuba: Music, Culture & the Roots of Revolution, features People-to-People cultural exchanges in Havana, along with two unique locales in eastern Cuba: Santiago de Cuba and Baracoa.
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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.

Edgar Augusto Palacios
Founder & Music/Artistic Director,
Sinamune Disabled Children's Orchestra
Twenty years ago, Edgar Augusto Palacios was training and managing orchestras in his native Ecuador, many of whom went on to play nationally and even internationally. But that was before he found his true life's calling: changing the lives of the disabled through music.
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Join Us

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

Backpacks Take
Front & Center

Grand Circle's annual backpack drive provides supplies for 154 students from Boston and Lynn.

Worldwide Service

Two Steps Forward

Our associates in Dubrovnik renovate a daycare center that provides services for special-needs children.

Generous Traveler

Author, Author!

How one book will fill bookshelves in Zimbabwe, thanks to Linda Brumagin.