Celebrating Stratford Elementary and Michaka Primary
Exciting news for Stratford Elementary! The school has recently been twinned with Michaka Primary School in Kenya. The two will begin exchanging letters this school year. Stratford Elementary decided to put an official twinning application into Farmers Helping Farmers when a leadership group of grade six students was formed. The group wanted consistent letter exchange and was looking for the opportunity to help another school in a different part of the world.
Michaka Primary is a school of 105 students located in Meru, Kenya. The school does have a feeding program, but it is not sufficient for all students. Stratford students are hoping to help raise money to improve the garden and feeding program at the school. Students realize that when you’re hungry it is hard to learn. The school is hoping to help out their Kenyan friends by allowing the growth of the feeding program to include all members of the school.
The students at Stratford are gearing up to design and create Christmas cards which they will be selling at the Annual Craft Fair on November 13th and 14th. The proceeds from the sale of the cards will be in support of their new twinned school, Michaka Primary.
Both Stratford Elementary students and Michaka Primary students will benefit from the twinning program. It will open their eyes to a different part of the world. The letter exchange is a highlight for both Canadian and Kenyan school children. The information exchanged in the letters is valuable and heartfelt. Students and staff are excited to be a part of this meaningful project.
Asante sana. Thank you.
Here are some more photos from the Kenya Youth Tour's visit to Michaka Primary in July 2015.