Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sister Schools Pen Pal Program

Earlier this year, the junior school council in conjunction with some passionate teaching staff at Williamstown Primary School got behind Interept Poverty's linkages to Kidane Mehret Children's

Home and School in Ethiopia. The aim is to create cross cultural awareness and develop problem solving skills across the world. To build a human chain of problem solving people!

This month, one of Intercept Poverty's volunteers Carol Henderson (A former student of Williamstown Primary School) returned from visiting Kidane Mehret Junior School where she established the first exchange of letters from the African children to children at Williamstown Primary School. Returning will letters and photographs from east Africa!

This is an exciting first step from an idea to reality!

So to Carol Henderson and to Kellie Walker of Williamstown Primary School - Intercept Poverty says a big thank-you for getting this moving... 2009 can now expand into further correspondence and exchange in the Sister Schools connection thought up by the Williamstown Primary School Junior School Council earlier this year!

Carol brought us back an update that Kidane Mehret always needs help with funding for books at the school. Maybe this can be a focus for problem solving in 2009?

Thank-you Everybody from the Intercept Poverty Team for your problem solving skills!


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