Africa Bridge Reading Challenge

Second graders will have the opportunity to participate in a special literacy program throughout the month of April.  We call it the Read to Feed/Read to Build Reading Challenge Project. This program is designed to raise money to help support the students from our buddy schools in Tanzania. We read a great book called Beatrice’s Goat that tells the story of a little girl whose family receives the gift of a goat.  The goat helps them earn enough money to feed her family and to send Beatrice to school.  The non-profit organization, Africa Bridge, supplies this type of sustainable help in Tanzania to support needy and orphaned children through their cow and potato and avocado co-ops.

Cow Co-op

This reading challenge project is an extension of our Great People in History unit.  We are very excited to know that we, too, can make a difference in people’s lives by making a difference in the life of just one child.  We know that through our donations to Africa Bridge

  • $50 pays for supplies for a child to attend primary school a year
  • $50 pays for veterinary care to help keep livestock co-0ps healthy
  • $150 pays for fees and supplies to send a child to secondary school for a year
  • $250 pays for 500 avocado saplings to begin orchards
  • $500 pays for one family’s membership in a cow co-op
  • $10,000 builds a classroom

Old Classrooms at Pakati Primary School

New Classrooms Build Through Stafford support

Over 375 desks built through Stafford’s support

In second grade we decided we would use our reading skills to help support our friends at our sister schools, Pakati Primary, Katusyo Primary, and our newest sister school Ipyana Primary.  We challenged ourselves to read more and looked for sponsors for our reading.  Watch this video to see the The Flat Stanley/Flat Stella friendship letter project we did last year.

Over the past 9 years, together with the efforts of our both our 3rd and 4th graders through their school-wide fundraiser, The Market Place, Stafford students have done great things. Thanks to their efforts

  • More students are attending school
  • Families have more food as a result of the animal cooperatives
  • 3 new classrooms have been built
  • Over 375 new desks were donated
  • Pakati Primary School built one toilet

Our Africa Bridge Kid’s Team led our opening assembly last Friday to kick off our project this year.   John Worcester from Africa Bridge came to talk to us about the great things that are happening for the students in Tanzania, thanks to the continuing support of the students at Stafford School.  We are excited to see what we do this year! We will be expanding our help to the Kisondela schools.

They need support sending students to school, help rebuilding classrooms and building more desks. We will be looking for sponsors for our reading challenge program starting today.

Llulwe School in the Kisondela Ward

Founder Barry Childs meeting with students

Let’s use our reading skills to make a difference

in the lives of our friends

in Tanzania!

Let’s do it! 

How will you challenge yourself in your reading? More minutes a day? A new series? Books about children around the world? 

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11 Responses to Africa Bridge Reading Challenge

  1. olivia says:

    dear Mrs.Amri ,
    Africa bridge is a really nice program. I am interested in changing the world.
    love oliviab16crew

  2. yush says:

    Dear Mrs. Amri
    I am going to challenge my yourself by reading by reading more minutes in the day.
    Form, Yush

  3. Emma says:

    Dear Mrs. Amri,
    I will read more minutes in the day.
    I will read more challenging books.
    I will use my reading skills as a tool to make the world a better place.
    From, Emma

  4. Isaac says:

    Dear Mrs. Amri,

    I will challenge myself in my reading by reading a book to my family and helping my brother and sister learn how to read.

    Isaac

  5. Chloe says:

    Dear Mrs. Amri,

    I want to read about children around the world and challenge myself to read more minutes every day.

    Love, Chloe

  6. Anonymous says:

    Dear Ms Amri,
    I will expand my reading five minutes a day. My family will give me 10$😃😄😄 for every book I read.
    From, Xander

  7. Elliott says:

    Dear Mrs. Amri,
    I have been reading a lot of more hours and a lot more series, right now
    I am reading the chronicles of Narnia, this is how the series go; The lion
    The witch and the wardrobe#1,Prince Caspian#2,The voyage of the dawn
    treader#3,The silver chair#4,The horse and his boy#5,The magicians nephew#6 and
    the last battle. I love you, you make me feel like were family.
    Love,
    Elliott

  8. Hollis Dickinson says:

    Dear Mrs Amri,
    I will read more challenging chapter books. My parents are giving me $1 per chapter book.
    From, Hollis

  9. Trevor says:

    Dear Mrs. Amri,

    I going to read more minutes a day.
    I’m excited to help Africa Bridge too.

    From, Trevor

  10. Amira says:

    Dear Mrs. Amri,
    I want to challenge myself by reading more minutes. I am having my mom and my dad and my brother sponsor me. I am having fun reading! I am also trying to read more chapter books.
    From, Amira

  11. Georgia says:

    Dear Mrs. Amri,
    I am going to try to read more minutes every night.
    From, Georgia

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