Last week, I blogged about the Ugandan Global Project which we launched today. Read the Part One post here.
Mrs Yollis and her students made this fantastic video to launch the project.
To raise the social conscience and global awareness of our students through fundraising for The ABC Divine Foundation Primary School in Mutundwe, Uganda, Africa
Primary school “blogging buddies” from around the world will collaborate together to raise money to help purchase land adjacent to The ABC Divine Foundation Primary School in Mutundwe, Uganda, Africa. The land will be used as a play area for the school. Read more about the goal here.
Each class will complete a one hour run/walk around their school or community at 10am on Friday 22nd October 2010.
The one hour walk signifies the effort the Ugandan students make to get an education. Many students travel long distances to get to school and some live so far away they have to stay at the school.
From the school director: “Many families in rural areas live in abject poverty, with no school within a 6-mile walk. In areas where schools are available these poor families cannot afford the fees, and so their children grow up without any education at all.” Read more from the school director here.
Students will collect donations from their friends and families for completing the run/walk which will be passed on to the Ugandan school.
The Ugandan Global Project Blog will be a place for students to share and learn about each other. Posts will include: cultural and geographic information, training updates, the run/walk events, and fundraising efforts. Hopefully the Ugandan students will be able to be a part of the blog through posting and/or commenting. We may also be able to use Skype to communicate with some Ugandan contacts or people who have been there.
We’re hoping that through participating in this project, our students will
• Help people less fortunate than themselves
• Develop their social conscience
• Improve their fitness
• Learn more about the world in which they live
• Develop their friendships with their blogging buddies
• Improve their understanding of different cultures and ways of life
• Improve their ICT skills
• Feel good and have fun!
Have you been involved in any global projects? What did you students get out of it?