Environmental impact of immersions
Hear the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor"Pope Francis, Laudato Si.
Caritas Australia's development programs always consider environmental concerns. Every program seeks to be sustainable and to promote care for the earth's resources.
If you decide to design a school partnership, perhaps you could consider what kinds of mutual learning goals you might work towards. For example, if schools in a global partnership embarked on a unit on sustainability or stewardship of the local environment, over time the mutual learning outcomes would be significant.
Both school communities could learn each other's conservation strategies and techniques, providing a rich context where students can learn from each other and cross culturally about how to work in partnership towards a common goal - care for creation.
Considering mutual learning goals beyond a visit and fundraising could also open up further possibilities to realise the rich potential of a global partnership for your school.