GRANT CHALLENGE WINNERS
Les Cheneaux Community Schools
The middle school enrichment class and high school sociology class at Les Cheneuax Community Schools were chosen as a Come Together Game Changer Grant Challenge recipient for their Acres of Hope Project that supplied books to an orphanage in Uganda. The students connected with former student, Jessica Duncan, who was interning at the Acres of Hope Orphanage, and through her were able to hold Skype sessions with the kids in Uganda. The two classes collected old books and textbooks from around their school, and with $200 raised from a bracelet sale fundraiser and a $400 grant received a grant from the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation the students were able to send 6 boxes of books to the orphanage. Upon receiving the boxes of books, the orphanage decided to donate some of the textbooks to the local school and start a library with the rest. When Duncan returned to Michigan, she visited the two classrooms and spoke with the students about her experience. This project was an opportunity for students to learn in class skills in a hands-on real life experience. Aside from the classroom learning students also experienced creating the foundation for an important tool, the library, in building the orphans literacy skills and success later in life.
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