Wednesday, November 14, 2007
By Tiina Mustakangas-Laukka
Thanks to the visit of the Commissinor of Unesco in Tanzania, Mrs. Modester M. Mwinula, at our school in November, Haukipudas High School now has a friendship school, Benjamini Mkapa Secondary School, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The students and the staff of Haukipudas High School are now collecting school bags and school equipment (notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, calculators, mobile phones etc.) to our new friends in Tanzania. We are hoping to be able to send the school bags to Tanzania by Christmas 2007.
In the future, our intention is to expand the co-operation to various student projects, and to the donation of even larger items such as English novels, fax machines, copying machines, computers and video conference equipment.
Through this weblog, we encourage our students and our friends in the USA and Tanzania to exchange ideas on global issues. We believe direct connections and communication with one another is the best way to learn about the realities of life in Finland, USA, and Tanzania, and in that way deepen our global understanding.
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