“Garden of Harmony” Nepal

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Walls That Unite is a mission driven Service Learning initiative that organizes and promotes the creation of collaborative art tile walls which educate, raise funds, and enhance the lives of all involved.

The Garden of Harmony Art Tile Wall was conceived as a Service Learning project to raise funds to purchase books and beautify the Anatta Library at the Peace Grove Nunnery in Lumbini, Nepal a school where girls, who would otherwise be unable to obtain an education, are thriving and becoming self-assured, educated leaders in their community.

We collaborated with five elementary and high schools, and other groups in the greater New York Metropolitan Area who enthusiastically embraced the project. The results were fantastic!
The children at the participating schools had a wonderful experience creating art with a service goal and connecting with the Nepali children. A great sense of community developed as the children from both countries shared their culture and common values through web videos.

The Results by the Numbers

1 Shared Dream
1 Essential Library
5 Service Learning Projects in US Schools
100s of Participants Stateside
400 Unique Hand Crafted Tiles, Beautified the Library Walls
300 Books for the School and Lumbini Community
900+ Lumbini Children Reading
1,000s of Lumbini Community Members Enjoying the Library

Many Thanks to

The Joyce Kilmer School, Mahwah NJ – Sara Jean Lowry, Art Teacher
The Blue School, New York City, Marina Brolin, Parent Coordinator
Chatham High School, Chatham NJ – Kiera Spadero, Art Teacher
The Bullock School, Montclair NJ – Nami Kuwabara, Principal
The Franklin School, Westfield NJ – Marylee Mazzenzio, Art Teacher
And all the students, teachers, parents, guardians and friends who made this project a huge success

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