Tuesday, November 13, 2012

St. Bakhita Letter Exchange Continues

Last year students at HMS began a letter exchange program with the St. Bakhita Nursery and Primary School, which is located in the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Bweyale, Uganda. Schools for Refugees (http://schoolsforrefugees.org/) was set up by Charlie and Susan Roscoe of Yarmouth, with the goal of supporting the education of these children. Several letters have been exchanged between the two schools.

Charlie Roscoe and Bill Morrill presented information on their recent trip to St Bakhita to HMS students on 11.13. They shared pictures of the children at St. Bakhita reading letters from our students, and using the tables and chairs built with the money that HMS students raised last spring. Bosco Oringa, a former student of the school, and a recent graduate of the University of New England, joined Charlie and Bill today as a surprise guest. Our students met Bosco last year when he presented with Charlie; they were excited to see him again. 

Our HMS community continues to be enriched by the special relationship between the two schools. Our thanks to Paula Vicenzi for bringing this opportunity to HMS, and to Charlie and Susan Roscoe, Bill Morrill, and Bosco Oringa for all of their support!

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