History and Future
Thanks to the generous support of Perkins Cole Law Firm, Global Pedagogy Initiative became a non-profit organization in 2017. The idea of GPI developed around a dinner table and with the support of their family, Meredith Blecha-Wells and her husband Christopher Wells found themselves realizing this project within a few short months.
In the coming year, we have planned trips to work with communities in Haiti (October 2017), Brazil (May 2018), and Thailand (June 2018), and a return trip to Haiti (Fall, 2018). To date, our trips have been limited to 1-3 weeks in length. Since our curriculum takes 8-10 weeks to complete, we are looking forward to the prospect of return trips as well as the development of our online teaching platform.
Domestically, we will begin training college and high school students to begin work with underserved communities in Oklahoma in 2019. Our trainees will receive a minimum of 28 hours of pedagogical training before they will connect with students in these communities.