At Wind & Tide, we have developed the phrase, “Give to a child and you change their life. Teach a child to give and they change the world.”
In 2004, Wind & Tide held its first Dance-A-Thon, and since that time, it has become a pillar within our curriculum, as one of our largest global humanitarian initiatives. Each year, at the end of February, Wind & Tide’s Dance-A-Thon takes the stage across all our classrooms for a day of fun-filled day of dancing in support of our adopted village, Rongena in Kenya, Africa in partnership with WE Charity. In preparation for this annual event, our students also learn about the daily lives and essential needs of families and children in our adopted village and how they can make meaningful difference in communities across our world by caring those in need.
WE Charity focuses on empowering children and young people to be involved by becoming global citizens and their philosophies and goals are a wonderful match to those of Wind & Tide. We know within our students’ lies the potential for essential leadership in our world and take great pride in knowing that our annual Dance-A-Thon, provides a memorable experience that actively involves our students so they can be inspired to make a difference.
On behalf of all our staff, students and their families, thank you for your support and showing us that together, we can change the world!
THE HISTORY OF FREE THE CHILDREN:
Built on 20 years of experience, Free The Children’s WE Villages is our international development model that addresses the five primary causes of poverty. This highly effective five-pillar model helps provide holistic and sustainable solutions that work in tandem to transform communities.
Each pillar is a critical component to breaking the cycle of poverty. WE Villages’ five Pillars of Impact are: Education, Water, Health, Food and Opportunity. Through this program partner communities work in collaboration with WE to take ownership of the program and projects to create lasting change. We help community members develop the skills, strategies and infrastructure to take charge of their future and maintain long-term change.