Monday, May 14, 2012

Partnerships for Understanding

Since January of 2012, Iskashitaa has partnered with Borderlinks to include refugee issues and sustainability into their work through service learning projects.

Iskashitaa has hosted over 80 Borderlinks participants. The most recent group was 29 participants from from Barrington, Rhode Island.

The Barrington group volunteered along side refugees cooking and harvesting. En route to the harvest, multilingual learning ensued as refugees taught the group words in their languages.

As the harvest ended, an excited 16 year old volunteer asked her leaders, "How can we make a program like Iskashitaa when we go home?... My parents have a garden, where can I donate what is left over?"

Serving with Iskashitaa is not only fun, but a great way to learn about refugees, sustainability, and local foods. To get your group involved, email

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