NSLI-Y students in Moldova, Jordan, India and Morocco spent the summer of 2018 doing various environmental community service projects in their communities.
Volunteering at the Botanical Garden
Students on the NSLI-Y Russian program in Moldova celebrated the 4th of July by volunteering at Chisinau’s Botanical Garden. Participants spent several sunny afternoon hours in the rose garden there, trimming flowers and cleaning up waste so that Chisinau residents and visitors can enjoy this beautiful local park throughout the summer.
Improving Facilities for OrphansNSLI-Y Arabic Students in Jordan joined ACESS program students to volunteer at SOS Children's Villages in Amman for an afternoon of planting trees to improve the facilities for the orphans who live there.
Planting Trees at Queens’ CollegeNSLI-Y Hindi summer participants hosted at Queens’ College in Indore, India, performed their first community service activity in early July. Following their classes for the day, students planted trees on campus during an environmental awareness drive. Fellow students from Queens’ College joined them in their service. Participants also listened to speeches on nature conservation.
Volunteering at Moroccan Association for Helping Children in Precarious Situations (AMESIP)
In late July, NSLI-Y Arabic students in Morocco volunteered at the Moroccan Association for Helping Children in Precarious Situations (AMESIP) in Salé. This organization works with Moroccan children who come from difficult home situations, including poverty, divorce, or not being enrolled in public education.
NSLI-Y students planted rose bushes to beautify the space and spent time conversing with the Moroccan children who attend summer programs there, as well as one of the coordinators of the center. NSLI-Y students were particularly interested in learning more about how the children are selected to participate and the kind of work that is done with the children and their families to support them.