Pangea Educational Development
Education is everything. For communities throughout the world, access to a quality education means unlocking opportunities for a better future. Founded in 2012, PED works...
Young and inspired
Submitted by Grace Ellen - Illinois State University | December 30, 2015
I went to Uganda the summer before my first year of college, and I left with a new perspective on the world and what is important. I cannot begin to explain this, as you must experience it yourself. During the whole trip, I always felt safe and sound. What's different about PED versus other organizations is the community. Along with practicing sustainability and truly putting our hands to work, we also got to know students and teachers in the community. We are all one big family, and I am lucky to be involved in such a positive organization that is dedicated to sustainability in education.
A beautiful experience
Submitted by Samantha - Chicago | December 16, 2015
This past summer was my 3rd time traveling with PED, and I will continue to donate my time and energy towards the amazing communities in Uganda, and towards all the people in PED helping to bring positive change to the world. I continue to be inspired and reinvigorated by the Ugandan communities we work with each summer. Looking forward to next summer!
Don't have to wonder, you know
Submitted by Mel - Chicago | December 16, 2015
I have spent portions of the last 3 summers in Uganda with PED and loved every second. I loved how we got to get our hands dirty and dig foundations or plaster walls and see not only the immediate impact of the shovel or trowel, but you also got to see the impact or previous volunteers in the finished projects that proceeded. I have heard stories of voluntarism that leave much to be desired, but have never felt that from the smart, sustainable, community driven plans and projects PED implements.
The schools and communities and so welcoming and the group leaders and members are so friendly you really do feel like you leave the trip having gained another family.
Wonderful Experience Every Time
Submitted by anonymous - Chicago | December 15, 2015
I have been to Uganda with PED four times, and it has been amazing every year. Their staff in Uganda is supportive and inspiring, the impact is genuine and impactful, and the environment is safe and comfortable. Love the organization, and I can not wait to go back.
Submitted by VFB - Detroit | December 15, 2015
I felt when I volunteered with PED that my time wouldn't be for nothing. I've felt that with other volunteer opportunities. That maybe I'd help and make an immediate, short-term impact, but not a sustainable, life-long difference. With PED's projects, you know that the communities you work in will be changed forever. The community members take ownership and are proud of the work PED and the volunteers do. We all worked together. It was a refreshing experience, one which I repeated. It's hard for me to get time off, so it says a lot that I would dedicated my vacation time for another trip.