Inspired by the subject matter of What is the What and Mr. Barth's presentation on Ethiopia, freshman Sarah Tenglin led a grassroots fundraising effort to sponsor a child in Ethiopia. Sarah and her peers have provided 8 year old Aregash Teklay Ekubazgi with schooling, food and health care for an entire year. I am continually impressed by the genorosity of Norton students. They seem to be hit up by a steady stream of charities and solicitations, yet they always seem to give what they can. It is a pleasure to see a book come alive like this.
One of the unique features of this "Wide Horizons for Children" program is our opportunity to begin a correspondence with Aregash. Freshmen- use this post to submit a copy of your homework (correspondence letter) for the week of 5-5. We also spoke about arranging a care package for her; if you are willing to donate items, use this post as a sign-up spot.