The ISLearning project got its start at the Churchill School and Center back in 2012, when the program partnered each Churchill 8th grader with a student at the Lokhipur Mission High School in Sylhet, Bangladesh. The students sent letters back and forth, sharing stories about their favorite subjects, hobbies, and their lives.
The Lokhipur School is composed of underserved, yet highly motivated students. Our students continued to share letters frequently during the school year as they built new international relationships with their friends at Lokhipur; they even got the opportunity to meet and directly speak with their international pen pals via video chat.
Since 2013, as a way to give back and support their friends at the Lokhipur School, the Churchill students and ISLearning team have organized school-wide clothing drives, bake sales, and other fundraisers, which has raised nearly $1,000 each year. All the donations and funds were sent directly to the Lokhipur School, which was used to buy books, computers, food, and make repairs to the school building.
In December 2016, ISLearning was incorporated in New York State and recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Since then, we have added new team members and are excited to expand our network of schools internationally.
Our goals this year are to connect 2 more schools, provide greater support for our sister schools, hold our first fundraising event as an incorporated non-profit, and have a larger presence on social media to connect and share our mission with others.
Thanks to all the love, generosity, and kindness from supporters like you, we will continue to grow and connect students world wide. Thank you!
ISLearning is composed of a strong team of benevolent volunteers who work together to keep our non-profit program running and growing. Honing in on each of their strengths and talents, the team members collaborate to help connect students globally and fulfill the mission of ISLearning.