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Schoolchildren in Nepal crowd around Hailey Chivers of UTA

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Before students can change the world, they may need to let the world change them. That’s what Bob Hopkins, a marketing and management lecturer in the College of Business, has witnessed when he takes students on what he calls “an experiential journey.” In May he led a group of educators and students, including Hailey Chivers (left), Jason Suggs, and Dylan Binkert from UTA, to Nepal where they hand-delivered school supplies to classrooms in a remote Himalayan village. “We were met with two rows of 350 students all clapping their hands, cheering us,” Hopkins says. “They thought we built the school. We didn’t build the school; the community there did that. But we did provide financial support, and now we were delivering paper, pads, and pencils.” The school is a project of the Global Community for Education, a nonprofit that partners with communities to provide educational opportunities to children who lack access. While the organization donates funds, local citizens build and maintain the classrooms. The group also visited an orphanage and made presentations at two MBA program conferences on social entrepreneurship and social responsibility in Kathmandu.

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