Learning AFAR – Global Explorers
Born from the idea that travel is the best form of education, Learning AFAR grants travel scholarships to high achieving students who would not otherwise be able to explore our world. Learning AFAR is the flagship program of the AFAR Foundation, the philanthropic affiliate of AFAR Media.
Learning AFAR integrates science, service, leadership, literacy and culture in a three-phase program that includes pre-travel curriculum, a life-changing travel experience, and a follow-up service leadership project.
Something I became particularly fond of was their commitment to teaching students about journalism and the proper ways to document their travels. Let’s face it, the 21st Century is all about sharing and expressing yourself. From scrapbooking to Facebooking, writing in journals to blogging, we all want our stories to be told. There’s nothing more exciting than crafting our “life story” and being able to look back on it when we’re old and wrinkly. Below is a video that gives us a glimpse into the life stories of some of the kids who participated in the Learning AFAR program.
Our end goal is to help students understand they are part of a larger, interconnected world and that their actions have an impact on the world around them.
photo and video via Afar Media