At Maryknoll School in Honolulu, Hawaii, Lauren Aratani, the President of the M&M (Mentors & Mentees) Mentoring Program, worked with 5th grade students to teach them about community service and how it can positively impact the world. Lauren worked with her young charges to create some thoughtful and creative thank you cards to show their gratitude for the Gorilla Doctors work to save the lives of eastern gorillas.

Included in the packet of cards was a note from Lauren: “I would like to thank you for the hard work that your organization puts into making the world a better and happier place. We really appreciate all that you do to make sure that these awesome gorillas are safe and healthy!”

Students at Maryknoll School in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Also this month, students in the Service Learning class at NewHope Academy in Niles, IL showed their support of Gorilla Doctors! It’s wonderful to see so many young students reaching out to express their gratitude for work being done half-way around the world. And a big kudos to the teachers/mentors who are helping to educate students about gorilla conservation and the life-saving work of Gorilla Doctors!