School the World (STW) is an organization that provides children in rural villages of Central America with access to an education by building schools, playgrounds, classroom libraries, and training teachers. Founded on the belief that empowerment begins with education and together with local governments, their partners, and deeply engaged parents, they provide young children living in the poorest communities the opportunity to learn. For the second consecutive year Envisage International Corporation (EIC) will take part in the STW corporate program; March 3rd-9th five EIC employees will venture to Guatemala to help build a school. EIC will donate half the needed $3,500 per person and each EIC School the World team member will fundraise for the remaining portion. Follow the 2019 EIC Guatemala Team during their fundraising efforts and journey to Guatemala as they build a school.
In March 2018 six Envisage International Corporation (EIC) employees, one EIC employee spouse, and one member of International Medical Group (IMG) ventured to Guatemala through School the World to help build a school over the course of one week. However, before they stepped foot on a plane, the efforts first started with fundraising. EIC donated to each company team member half of the funds necessary to make the journey a possibility- team members raised the other half of the required $3,500.
The team successfully completed their mission and built an elementary school and playground in the Guatemalan community of Patzalam Choacaman IV. Working alongside members of the community they spent numerous hours pushing to complete the task at hand by shoveling and mixing concrete, digging trenches, painting walls, planting flowers and hauling dirt. Between all their hard work they were able to play and chat with the children while enjoying bubbles, jump ropes, sharing pictures of family from back home and games of soccer or hopscotch.
EIC was honored to be alongside IvyWise and FlyWire in the inaugural School the World corporate trip. Our ongoing commitment to international education aligns with School the World’s mission of providing access to quality education to those in rural villages of Central America. EIC looks forward to furthering this giving back initiative and working with School the World in years to come.
Want to see more on our 2018 project? You can explore our past adventure via Twitter and Facebook by searching #EICSchoolTheWorld2018 and #EnviFlyWiseSTW, or by checking our blog. If you would like to coordinate your own corporate trip contact School the World.