Mark’s Mission

Mark Radke is a police officer with the OPP Ottawa detachment. After 30 years of service, he will be retiring in May 2018. One of his passions is traveling and exploring new cultures and meeting new people. He wants to use his retirement to serve those less fortunate.

During his travels, Mark saw many people in desperate situations related to poverty. He came to realize that education is often the key that allows people to rise above poverty to create a better life for themselves. Mark decided that after his retirement, he would build a school classroom in Nicaragua with SchoolBOX, in order to make a tangible difference in the lives of children. Mark said, “A classroom is a permanent structure that will be around long after I am gone. The ripple effect of education will travel across generations.”

Mark hopes to bring a team of family and friends down to Nicaragua to take part in his classroom build in late 2018. You can read more about Mark’s Mission in Blue Line Magazine and Beyond the Badge Magazine.

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About SchoolBOX
SchoolBOX is an organization that is committed to ‘Making Education Possible’ for the children of Nicaragua. SchoolBOX implements cost-effective programming by building schools, providing school supplies, libraries, teacher training and school soccer programs.

SchoolBOX has built 83+ classrooms in Nicaragua and serves over 18,000 students and teachers in 96 communities on an annual basis. SchoolBOX is committed to eliminating poverty through education.

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