“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference that we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela
Experiential learning through community and environmental based service activities allows our students to further develop a host of personal skills critical to them becoming well rounded and successful individuals. It has been shown that activities such as these are excellent ways to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills as well as to promote active learning capabilities
Interpersonal skill development linked with an opportunity to explore personal values and beliefs leads to an increased flexibility and an ability to cope with change.
Firsthand knowledge of community, social and environmental issues and their root causes enables an increased awareness of the problems faced by much of the world today. This in turn leads to an increased ability to offer help to others when required.
At Little Planet we have at our fingertips a large variety of community and environmental programs. It is a key requirement of any of these programs that they are genuine, sustainable, have local involvement and are of true long term benefit.
On Tioman we have very close links to the Juara Turtle Project, with whom we continue to develop our own environmental programs, 5 Reefcheck reef monitoring sites that we have implemented and our very own community agricultural project.