Sri Lanka is a go!

Building Walls of Wisdom is thrilled to announce that we have now reached our fundraising goal for our next school house in Sri Lanka. This is an exciting step as in just under two years, BWoW (thanks to our generous contributors) has been able to secure funding for three projects! The community of Thalahena in […]

Reaffirming Trip to Sri Lanka

The Building Walls of Wisdom founder, Geoff Morgan, and our director of publications, Emma Wilmot, recently took a trip to Sri Lanka to visit the community where the new school is to be built. Below is Geoff’s reflection on the trip and the community that we will be helping. Sri Lanka has to be one […]

Emori Joi Community Update!

This update from Free the Children comes to us in a format that we at Building Walls of Wisdom were excited to see — a video. Below is a first hand look at some the individuals that make up the Emori Joi community and how we have collectively made an impact in this small region […]

Rebuilding in Sri Lanka

Due to the overwhelming success of our Ecuador project and the encouragement from several Building Walls of Wisdom members we have decided to launch a second initiative for 2010. We will be participating in the rebuilding of a community destroyed in the 2004 tsunami on the east coast of Sri Lanka. In the coming months […]

Emori Joi Community Report

The spring 2010 community report for Emori Joi has been just provided to Building Walls of Wisdom from Free the Children. Follow the link below to see how the community has been changing since the construction of the new school house. Emori Joi Spring 2010 Community Report

Ecuador here we come…

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce that for our project in 2010 we will be building a school in Ecuador. Within the Ecuadorian community we will be working in, only 10% of children go on to secondary school and the male literacy rate is 70% whereas female literacy is only 40%. By building […]