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Student
Rollins College

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Union Leader Corporation

Education


Sustainable Development
Rollins College

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NAEIF - Jackson Award

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Born in Boston, the oldest of nine children, Tessie Swope was 17 when she had an experience in the Dominican Republic that changed her life forever. A little boy from a poor village showed her a pile of five stones that he was using to build a house for his mother. Tessie promised him that she would build a house for his family and in his honor she founded a non-profit organization called "The Five Stones Project".

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Tessie is currently a student at Rollins College where she studies Sustainable Development in the Third World. She will graduate in the Spring of 2008.


Union Leader - Notes from the Dominican Republic: For Tessie Swope, it took only five stones to change everything - Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006

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By TESSIE SWOPE

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Tessie Swope, a 2004 Pinkerton graduate, is a student at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.
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North American Education Initiatives Foundation Advisors

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Tessie Swope Founder and President, The Five Stones Project, Winter Park, FL

Sustainable Development Major, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL


The Five Stones Project was founded ...

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The Five Stones Project was founded in July of 2003 through a chance encounter between 17 year old Tessie Swope of Derry, New Hampshire and three year old Manuel Trinidad Fabian of Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.

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-- Tessie Swope, Founder
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-- Tessie Swope, Founder
Founder's Story -- Click here to read the touching story of how Five Stones got started.The Five Stones Project was officially registered with the IRS as a 501(c)3 organization on December 2, 2003.Tessie and a group of students from her high school, Pinkerton Academy in Derry, spent the next year raising funds to build Manuel a house.


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For more info, contact Tessie Swope.

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