Students from Ipyana School, Tanzania
In second grade we learn that communities work together to fulfill their wants and needs. They work together not only to help their local community, but also the world community.
This year the second graders at Stafford Primary School and Trillium Creek School are excited to join together in a community project. We are neighboring schools, so we often see each other in our neighborhood, at the store, and on the soccer field. This year we want to work together to bring more peace to our world.
Trillium Creek School
How do we do this? We start by strengthening our friendships. So, our second grade classes are going to work as one big team to bring positive change to the world. We want to bring joy to students just like us in another part of the world: Tanzania!
Stafford Primary School
There is a local community organization here called Africa Bridge that helps orphaned children in Tanzania find loving families, get the food they need and help them go to school. We want to share love and friendship with these children through the gift of words. We are inviting each second grader at Trillium and Stafford to make a Flat Stanley or Flat Stella and write a message of love and friendship on the back to send to a child in a village in Tanzania. The staff at Africa Bridge will take our friendship letters with them at the end of October.
Barry Childs, Africa Bridge
This is a simple act of kindness that can have a huge impact. We are showing the children in Tanzania that we are thinking of them and we care. That’s what friends do. The more friendships we make and the more bridges we build between countries, the more peace we bring to our world. Let’s do it! STAFFORD AND TRILLIUM ARE A TEAM!
We want to share our idea with others as a part of The Student Blogging Challenge’s Blog Action Day 2016 (#BAD2016) (#16stubc). You can read more about connection with Africa Bridge, and see a video we made for one of our projects on our Africa Bridge page.
Let’s work together to create a more peaceful world one friend at a time!
Jambo Rafiki from Jody Amri on Vimeo.
Your Second Grade Teachers,
Mrs. Amri, Ms. Hainley, Mrs. Wise, Mrs. Alexander, Mrs. Almon,, Mrs. Johnston, Mrs. Teel