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Kick Off of 2017 Saint David's Kalina School Initiative in Ethiopia

This morning, Cheryl Anderson of Save the Children joined us for  7th and 8th Grade Chapel, initiating year 7 of our commitment to the Saint David's Kalina School in Tigray, Ethiopia.

Ms. Anderson provided an update on the school and expressed gratitude on behalf of Save the Children, our partner in this project; and the children of the Kalina School. 

Students in Saint David's Kalina School
What began as a Student Council-led greater good initiative in 2011 to give back during our 60th anniversary celebration by building a badly needed primary school in Tigray, Ethiopia, has evolved into our continuing commitment to the school and the Kalina community.

Newest block of two classrooms
Each year our boys have worked enthusiastically and with dedication under the guidance of their teacher Tom Ryan to raise funds in support of the project. The Saint David's Kalina School now consists of our original administration block, a block of four classrooms, two separate latrines for boys and girls, an early childhood care and development center and, most recently, a well of fresh water and a newly added block with two additional classrooms. 

More than 800 boys and girls in pre-school through Grade 7 currently attend the school.

This year's fundraising efforts will support the expansion of the Kalina School to include Grade 8, making it a complete primary school, like Saint David's.

Our boys look forward to again supporting Saint David's Kalina School and their 800 peers and buddies in Ethiopia.


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