An adventurous group of ten Tabor students and four faculty members traveled to the Mekong delta region of Vietnam this summer to join local villagers and crafts people in building a house and learning about local culture. Situated on a branch of the Mekong River, the house enabled a three-generation local family to move into permanent quarters in their village. At the end of the project when they all met to say goodbye, one of the family members said, “A family becomes a family when they have a home, and now we have our own place to live.”
During the trip, the Tabor group lived in a simple and attractive guesthouse along the river. They relaxed in the evening, and enjoyed meals alongside the quiet river with its boat traffic and scenery. Mr. Downes, the trip leader said, “The project gave everyone a feeling of achievement and connection to a new culture and location. Travel to new places and adapting to new environments is energizing and challenging, and we all gained insight and a special bond with each other and with our new friends from the experience.”
What a wonderful opportunity for Tabor students and faculty to learn together while serving others a world away!
With the persistence of environmental change, people across the world are experimenting daily with different adaptive methods on the ground. With support from National Geographic and The Redford Center, filmmaker Alizé Carrère has been documenting innovative human adaptations in places such as Madagascar, Bangladesh, Vanuatu, Norway and the United States. From floating farms in Bangladesh to ice pyramids in the Himalayas, these stories reveal incredible ingenuity and resourcefulness in the face of environmental adversity. Alizé shares her experiences from the field looking at these unique examples of human adaptation, reminding us of the most important trait that has allowed for our continued survival on earth.
Join us for this free lecture in the Stroud Academic Center's Lyndon South Auditorium at 242 Front Street, Marion.
Please join the Tabor Academy choristers for a traditional holiday concert of Christmas music on December 15 at 7:30 PM in Wickenden Chapel, 86 Spring Street, Marion, MA. The event is free and open to the public. The concert will be live-streamed on the Tabor Academy Facebook page.
Please join John Quirk, Head of School and hosts Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pokoik '63 GP '23 for a cruising reception aboard the Marina Jack II 2 Marina Plaza Sarasota 2:00pm. - 4:00pm (boarding promptly at 1:45pm)