Student Selects Tanzanian Schools for Service Day

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On Thursday, February 3, 2011 the Junior School held a Service Day in support of school building in Tanzania. This is a student-led initiative and has been organized by Lucas, a Grade 4 student. Lucas became inspired to help his neighbor who is independently building schools in Tanzania and he arranged a special assembly to introduce his neighbour to the children of the Junior School. Lucas spoke about the project and showed a wonderful slide show of the work that is being done there. On Thursday, the children wore their casual clothes and brought money in support of this important work.

Lucas’ Speech

I would like to tell you about a Service Day coming up at the Junior School this Thursday, Feb 3.

I have been inspired to organize a service day by my neighbour and friend, Alan Roy. He is an architect who recently climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and after meeting some villagers built two schools in Tanzania, Africa. He is going to build three more schools and I am helping him to raise money. He has shown me his pictures and movies of kids my age living in poverty. Kids in Africa treasure education because they believe it will brighten their future. There are not enough schools for all the children. I want to help Alan because Africa needs schools.

You can help too. Please donate to the Victoria Foundation’s Alan Roy Africa Schools Fund. Any little amount will help.

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