WAGiLabs are like treehouses that grow anywhere with fertile minds, nourishing activities, hard work, paw prints and abundant sunshine. Every domestic WAGiLab is linked with an international lab. We share empathy by having the kids walk in other kids’ shoes.
Our labs are mixed-breeds: part-laboratory, part-makerspace and all around playground for discovery. The best thing about these labs is that they can be created wherever the kids are: at a school, on a bus, in a tent, in a tree; we’re up for the challenge.
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April 2016

Emmanuel Jal, an activist for kids in war zones and a former child soldier himself, has challenged us to bring WAGiLabs to refuguee camps in Sudan. We can’t wait to see what we accomplish together!

June 2016

Paw Prints crossed the Atlantic as our kids and WAGiLabs team members discovered their passions, identified community challenges and built ideas with empathy while having fun.
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Charlottesville, VA

The WAGiLabs Facilitators preparing for their three-week session in Ghana.

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Elementary School in Accra, Ghana

One WAGi team of kids learning how to ask detective questions to uncover needs in their neighborhood. All WAGiLabs sessions have 12-15 kids and 4-5 kids per team.