Tucked away on Vellalore Road, there is a very special project that has captured the hearts and minds of Canadians. For the past seven years, the York School community has visited the Global Pathways School in the village of Chettipalayam, started by The York School founder, Barbara Goodwin-Zeibots and former Junior School Head, Barbara Galbraith. The school, which opened in June of 2009, runs from kindergarten to Grade 6.
Each year in March, a small group of Senior School students has the chance to travel with York teachers to the school to work with staff, assisting in child care, working on construction and maintenance projects, and taking part in various education efforts with the children.
The International Service Expedition to India is a unique leadership and community service opportunity for students that will challenge their world views, and lead to personal growth, greater international understanding, as well as increased sensitivity to the needs and perspectives of people living in developing regions of the globe.