CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING AND GROWTH
WE ENGAGE YOUTH TO GIVE CARE TO THE WORLD AROUND THEM
The youth are our future. It is an overly used phrase, but worth repeating. We can engage them and encourage their voices to sound out the concerns they have, or we can ignore that voice. Our Founder, Sobonfu Somé, understood the value of listening to this vital resource and finding inspiration. There is much we need to hear and learn from this important group.
Key to all the work we do with high school students in every community is the incredible work and mentorship of parents, teachers and local business owners. They are the ones working out problems and encouraging the students to resolve challenges and inspire others. We are deeply grateful for this group of adults who go beyond the call of duty and help make these events a success.
Thank you from Dupgued Chophelling Monastery for our help creating a well near Nagpur, India
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn How To Get Involved!
Can I create an event IN my school?
You sure can! Someone from Wisdom Spring will work with you to figure out the feasibility of a project and walk you through some core questions. Feel free to contact us for ways to do this.
DO I HAVE TO DO A WALK?
Not necessarily. There are many ways to create a fundraising event. Kids have created art auctions, made and sold special items like hats and tee-shirts, or created online campaigns. Part of the process is working to brainstorm with you to encouage your own creativity.
DO YOU TRAVEL TO THE COUNTRIES YOU SUPPORT?
Yes. Generally at least once a year we go to the communities we support to see what is happening on the ground. Because we are a small organization, we do not have staff stationed in those countries. We rely on local partners to help oversee projects and make sure the work is being done as promised.
Are You A Religious Organization?
No. Our founder Sobonfu Somé was a spiritual teacher who spent many years teaching about ritual and community building in the West. However, in the creation of this organization she wanted to make sure the focus was on being of service and telling the stories from her community and any others we might work with. We do not push any agenda or require communities to adopt any doctrine.
Can I travel to the communities you support?
Although we are working on ways to bring the youth groups we work with to the countries we serve, we generally do not because of cost and safety. It is good to be inspired, and at the same time essential to make sure that you have proper support and connections to a community you travel to. We are open to talking more if organizing a trip is important for your group.
DO People Really Walk That Far for Water?
YES!!!! We have walked some of those paths with the children and women who must walk every day — sometimes several miles each way — just to bring home a container of water. It is not something made up, but is in fact a hard reality for many in the world.