Last summer Cindy and I started a collecting materials for the school of Matopo. It was a call to people who care. In particular my private English class of 5 4th and 5th graders decided that they wanted to make a difference (see post Collecting for Matopo)
In the meanwhile Cindy has been there to give teacher training and to bring the materials that were collected over the summer. On the side you will see the most recent slideshow of this trip.
Well, you can imagine the surprise when they received a packet full of letters of thanks from the pupils of Matopo Primary School and a letter from the Headmaster. They are now undertaking the task of preparing to inform the children of their school, who donated so many things, and to write an article about what they did and the results they see. In addition, they will write back to the children.
I see this as an example of hope and will do my best to keep up the connection between the two schools.
I have blogged about it on their class blog as well: Swiss Primary English
Cindy, you are not alone. Readers of this humble blog, please leave a short comment to show your support for this noble woman and the children and teachers of Matopo.
The Matopo Primary School Teacher-to-Teacher project is documented here. It is kindly being supported by ETAS (English Teachers Association Switzerland) and the Roger Federer Foundation.