Asante sana—many thanks—to a group of dedicated students and their teacher Kelly Allen at West Kent School in Charlottetown.
They are creating "thumbprint cards" that will be sold to raise money for their sister school, Mitoone Primary, in Kenya.
This is a fundraiser that started several years ago when West Keny was first twinned with a school in Kenya. Over the years, it has generated thousands of dollars that have been sent to Mitoone to help support the students there.
Farmers Helping Farmers developed a School Twinning program in 2004. We began to realize the impact our projects were having on the local schools. Several of our members made a commitment to share what they had learned in Africa with students on Prince Edward Island.
Students from each school exchange letters and photos that encourage a better understanding of each other, including different cultures and global issues. These partnerships have given both Island and Kenyan students a greater understanding of each other’s way of life and Island students more appreciation of things they may have taken for granted.
P.E.I. School Twinning partners have improved conditions in each of the Kenyan schools – through the purchase of textbooks, mosquito nets, desks, water tanks, seeds, cementing of classroom floors, glass in windows, and the building of latrines.
Asante sana to everyone involved in School Twinning projects!
If you are a twinned school, we invite you to tell us about your relationship with your pen pals in Kenya and share your photos. We would love to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org