Sunday, February 19, 2012

Uganda

This week we completed letters introducing ourselves to the children at our sister school in Uganda. We described who we are and told them something we are proud of. Mrs Nicholson took our letters to the Post Office and posted them on Thursday. Now we can't wait to get replies.

We cannot skype them or even email them as their school is so poor it doesn't have any computers. In fact they really don't have much as you can see in the photographs below. So writing letters and using the post is the only way for us to communicate.

We would like to raise some money for the school to make things a little easier for them. All their funds currently go on feeding, clothing, and keeping the students healthy with the little left over for going to paper and pencils for their learning. They don't have desks and chairs like us, or a playground to play on at breaks. Do you have any ideas on how we could raise money? Have you done any fund raising over the web before? What has worked? We are very new to this and would love to hear of any successes you have had.



The children doing a test.

The children at a breaktime

12 comments:

  1. You are to be commended on your project with students in Uganda. I am thrilled to learn about it. Cheers!

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  2. Hi New Zealand. It is me Nicole you guys are very focused and it looks like you are working really hard. You guys are very awesome and work. Have fun!

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  3. I have not used this but have heard about it as a way of fundraising online.

    http://www.everyonegives.org/index.aspx

    It would certainly be a great cause.

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    1. Thank you for your suggestion. We are going to look into this next week. It looks really good.

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  4. hey im greisen i have a question those kids that are you are writting letters to are they from africa are new zeland they look smart seya

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    1. These children live in Uganda and they go to a school there. We are going to be penpals with them. We have written to them and are waiting to get their letters.

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  5. Hi New Zelend and it's kaeden. I hope my comments can make i diffrence for you kids that have no coumputers and stuff.You guys must get tired of work ha ha ha no just kidding and man i don't think you guys should not have any play grounds and i hope you get the play ground you dream of.You guys sure rock at working i am gusseing you all are some what smart!

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    1. We have a playground at our school in Hamilton New Zealand but the children in Uganda don't. We want to help them.

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  6. If we donated money lots maby they can get hotlunch.they would really apreciate it. i would not like to sit on the floor mabye desk to.they would be so happy.

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  7. HI
    I am a girl in the 4th grade from Canada Alberta. I really like how your blog has little animal picturs that you can feed or make follow the other animals. I really like your blog. From a girl in Canada Alberta.

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  8. You have inproved alote. keep it up. I like the school that you bult.

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  9. Hey its greisen again you kind of didnt awnser my question are they from africa or new zeland you know the contenets what grade are they in once again they look like smart poepleand healthy and strong.

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