Christmas Tree Competition 2012


The students at SSHL and Josefinaskolan in Sigtuna have helped Make a Kid Smile decorate a Christmas Tree for the competition at Stora Brännbo. The tree is covered with Smilies with greetings on the backside. Schools in Ecuador, Russia and Iran have been asked if they want to contribute. These schools also received a letter about Swedish Christmas traditions. The Smilies will be sent to MaKS’ Global Buddy Schools after the competition.


Cleaning Campaign at ACME Academy

ACME Trash 2012 4

On 11 October 2012  Acme Academy , Kathmandu , Nepal, organized a cleaning campaign and hiking program with the support from Sustainable Tourism Network, Nepal. This cleaning campaign was organized as post event to celebrate ‘World Tourism Day 27 September 2012’. There were total 36 students and teachers participating in the campaign. The students enjoyed the hiking , observed nature- the hills, Kathmandu valley from Shivapuri height and the forest. They did cleaning on the way of hiking. They also visited Nagi Gumba (Buddhist Monastery on the way).

New GBS – Sarayaku, Ecuador


We welcome our new Global Buddy School in Sarayaku, which lies in the Ecuadorian rain forest.

I Ecuadors regnskog, i byn Sarayaku, finns vår nya Global Buddy School. Dit går inga vägar utan man når byn med kanot eller litet flygplan. Sarayaku betyder majsfloden och närmaste stad heter Pujo. Tack vare solpaneler (när de fungerar) får man electricitet och tillgång till Internet.

Byn med omnejd består av cirka 2000 invånare. Indianerna pratar kitchua och spanska.

Ecuador har skolplikt men den gäller inte i regnskogen. Ledningen i byn har som mål att alla barn skall gå i skolan men barnen behövs också i det dagliga arbetet. Många barn bor dessutom en bra bit utanför byn. Skolan har idag 75 elever.

Collecting Garbage

The students of The Acme Academy in Kathmandu were made aware about the garbage . They were told how the garbage at home , their surrounding and in school  effect their health. They were also given knowledge how the garbage pollutes the air , water and soil ultimately effecting the whole ecosystem.

ACME collects garbage

They were told to bring the garbage collected at their home ( trash collected in one day)

They presented their findings in this document: TRASH PROJECT ACME