Mercy Corps projects

In May 2017 we went to see Mercy Corps. They proposed two new project so us, Gaza Sky Geeks and a Social Venture Fund (SVF). The Social Venture fund is investing in social ventures and for-profit companies with long term impact. Mercy Corps wants to partner with ORFL. The aim of their SVF is to improve the lives of 4 … Read More

Impact Investing

ORFL supports Haverfords impact investing initiative programme ORFL helped to start a Microfinance and impact investing initiative programme (Mi3) in 2011 at Haverford College in the USA. In 2016 it has completed its fifth year and accomplished many things. The impact investing initiative programme which is run at Haverford aims to allow students to shadow companies that are trying to … Read More

Transforming China’s Rural Schools

China Schools Foundation’s (CSF) vision is to transform rural China’s far-flung primary schools into progressive laboratories of learning. While this same vision is held at the highest policy-making levels in China, in reality, the effort is hindered by unfavorable school conditions, and a lack of programs to promote creative and independent thinking. The need to create productive futures for children … Read More

DAICAD School for Children with Autism

DAICAD is a private institution dedicated to the educational and therapeutic needs of children (up to 18 years) with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Children with these disorders have a normal IQ range but because of their developmental disabilities, cannot progress in a traditional school environment. To make any progress educationally and professionally, they need ongoing support … Read More

The China Schools Foundation Greenhouse And Water Conservation Project

Schools That Reflect Reality Frequently, the environment and the curriculum in rural schools are totally divorced from the reality of daily life in agricultural communities. CSF’s objective is to teach the science curriculum and simultaneously to give young students a deeper understanding for their environment. The Greenhouse and Water Conservation Project will do just this by involving students in their … Read More

Center for Peace and Global Citizenship

What is the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship? Center for Peace and Global Citizenship (CPGC) located at Haverford College, Philadelphia, connects the College’s academic programs with the real world issues of poverty and conflict throughout the world. The goal is to give students both academic and international hands-on experience in dealing with these problems to sustain their interest beyond … Read More