Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Letter Exchange Program

HMS is participating in a letter exchange program with students at the St. Bakhita School located in the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Bweyale, Uganda. Kiryandongo was a United Nations- sponsored settlement for refugees of Sudan until 2008. Over 500 children of the Sudanese refugees, attend St. Bakhita which runs on a volunteer basis by adult refugees and other volunteers.

Charlie and Susan Roscoe of Yarmouth, through their non-profit organization Schools for Refugees, have continued where the UN left off in providing the necessities to refugee children for their education. Their education will play a key role in the success of their adult lives.

Students at St Bakhita speak Acholi, the language from the Sudan, but they are learning English in school. Students at HMS are finishing their letters so that all the students at St. Bakhita receive a letter from their new penpals. The letters will be mailed through the generosity of Schools for Refugees to arrive around their first day of school on February 1. The excitement will be when HMS students receive their letters from Uganda.

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