By Lauren Cantrell, 5th Grade Teacher
Fifth grade is very excited to announce a partnership with our new sister school, Engilang'et Primary School in Arusha, Tanzania. We were connected through Debi Mazura, the founder of the nonprofit, Seeds of Hope Tanzania. She gave a brief presentation to our 5th graders back in October 2020 to help introduce Engilang'et to our students. Click here to see Seeds of Hope Tanzania's write-up about this new partnership.
Engilang'et educates approximately 270 children up through 7th grade. The school's founder, Anna Mollel, won the World Children's Prize in 2014 and used the prize money to open Engilang'et. Before Anna opened her school, she was a nurse and child advocate for the differently-abled children in Tanzania.
We have been in contact with Anna and Boniface Mollel, her son, who is in charge of activities and enrichment for fifth grade at Engilang'et. There are 22 students in their 5th grade class: 11 girls and 11 boys. Thus far we have exchanged video messages and photos with our pen pals! We are hopeful that this connection will allow our students to learn from each other, developing a better understanding of our world.
Watch some of these video messages from Engilang'et below!