We’re excited to announce Pathfinders Project, a humanist service and research trip. Pathfinders Project is our small-grant beneficiary for the second quarter of 2013. Click here to learn how you can help support the project and fund their international service trip.
Project: Pathfinders Project
Pathfinders Project is a yearlong international service and research trip sponsored by Foundation Beyond Belief. From July 2013 to July 2014, four humanists will complete clean water, education, and human rights projects in collaboration with local nonprofits and NGOs in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. As they complete these projects, the Pathfinders will collect data on each country and partner organization with the ultimate goal of evaluating sites for the forthcoming Humanist Action: Ghana.
|OUR PATHFINDERS ARE:
|Pathfinders Project Itinerary
|Trenton, New Jersey: Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK), Poverty Beneficiary Q4 2010
EDUCATION PROJECT SPOTLIGHT
While in Cambodia, the Pathfinders will work as English teachers at the main school in Siem Reap. They will also help construct a floating latrine for the Bridge of Life School in the laketop village of Kampong Kleang.
|September and October 2013
|Kasese, Uganda: Kasese Humanist Primary School, Education Beneficiary Q3 2012
|October and November 2013
|Central Uganda: Uganda Humanist Schools Trust, Education Beneficiary Q3 2011 and 2010
|November and December 2013
|Northern Ghana: Leo Igwe Research Project, Small Grants Beneficiary Q3 2012
|Pedernales, Dominican Republic: Children of the Border
CLEAN WATER PROJECT SPOTLIGHT
While in Ecuador, the Pathfinders will work to dig wells, install water purification systems, and educate about clean water, hygiene, and sanitation.
|La Guajira, Colombia: Aguayuda
|Guatemala City, Guatemala: Safe Passage
|Guatemala City, Guatemala: Avivara, Small Grant Beneficiary Q4 2012
Pathfinders Project and the Humanist Action: Ghana will enable humanists to put their values into action, thereby demonstrating those values to the world. Pathfinders Project has been described by Hemant Mehta as “the ultimate service project for Humanists” and by James Croft as “a life-changing opportunity.” Certainly, Pathfinders Project will have a meaningful impact on each of the communities visited and a profound effect on each of the Pathfinders. Furthermore, Pathfinders Project will shape the humanist movement for years to come. In taking the first step toward launching the Humanist Action: Ghana, the Pathfinders are building the structure of a flagship program not just for Foundation Beyond Belief, but for the entire humanist movement.