Social Projects

The atmosphere fostered among the residents and those frequenting activities at Grandpont House aims to encourage a deepening in the spirit of service to others, particularly the less fortunate.

 

Besides individual initiatives such as visits to local sick or elderly people, Grandpont House supports overseas projects organised from Netherhall House, a student residence in Hampstead, London [www.nh.netherhall.org.uk]. Since 2002 groups of students from Netherhall have taken part in social initiatives in Nicaragua, South Africa, Thailand and Cambodia. In the summer of 2012 the attention will return to Thailand with a project for the construction of a building for a cooperative and sewing school in Maetan.

 

Students can also work on summer programmes as teachers, counsellors and sports organisers in central Chicago with Midtown Center, and in the Bronx, New York with Crotona Achievement Program. For more information contact jimmirabal@googlemail.com.