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Community Health Screening | Thailand Since 2012, Rustic Pathways has been run Community Health service projects through partnerships with four medical clinics near our Ricefields Service Base​outside Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand. These initiatives support rural clinics, which serve as primary care facilities and regional outreach posts for the government to provide care to rural citizens. Rustic students, who get certified in Wilderness First Aid during their program, help set up temporary medical clinics in rural areas and also assist medical professionals with health screenings.

Nutrition

Edible Schoolyard | United States Rustic has partnered with Edible Schoolyard in New Orleans since 2012 to maintain school gardens that cultivate students’ knowledge of and passion for the natural world. Using techniques like weeding, planting, harvesting, and erosion control, Rustic students have helped to create a healthy and whole community where food deserts often restrict access to fresh and local produce. Students at these schools maintain gardens in their classes as they learn to grow their own food and to cook it in new and unique ways.

Demonstrating SLO: Desire to Positively Impact the Lives of Others “I learned a lot about myself while on my trip. I learned that travel and volunteering is something that I want to pursue as I get older. I loved the service we did and can’t wait to find a program for next year with even more service.”

Olivia Tighe Cape Elizabeth, Maine Rebuilding New Orleans, 2017 21

Community Health and Social Services

Health Education

2017 Rustic Pathways Impact Report  

At Rustic Pathways we assess our impact in two ways: through our students and the communities we partner with. Read the full 2017 Impact Rep...

2017 Rustic Pathways Impact Report  

At Rustic Pathways we assess our impact in two ways: through our students and the communities we partner with. Read the full 2017 Impact Rep...