In celebration of our 60th year, we are embarking on a number of ambitious projects that reflect concretely the school's mission illuminated. Today in my office, after many months of planning, members of the student council meet with Mimi O'Hagan. A friend of the school, Mimi has been building schools in Ethiopia where no schools previously existed--specifically in the northern province of Tigray. To date, Mimi's efforts, with the support of Save the Children, have resulted in the construction of four schools. What better way to celebrate the birthday anniversary of this school than to reach out and help establish another. The boys committed to this effort today.
Their goal, and the goal of Saint David's is to support the construction of an elementary school in northern Ethiopia. This is an ambitious undertaking; but one that will yield much fruit. More information to follow. Stay tuned to this blog. It will be a school-wide initiative. Pictured are Franny, Chris, and John, all members of the Student Council, in my office with Mimi. A great day.