Chatham Courier News
Literacy way across the world
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
By KATE BREX
CHATHAM TWP. – Students from divergent cultures discovered that the desire to learn is universal after participating in a yearlong global literacy program that collectively solidified students at the Chatham Day School on Shunpike Road with students at the Thabisile Primary School in Soweto, South Afric.
A school-to-school program designed to share global awareness and issues with students half-way around the world saw the Chatham Day School (CDS) on Shunpike Road partner with the Thabisile Primary School in Soweto, South Africa, in a year-long partnership promoting literacy and multiculturalism, which enabled middle school students in both countries to expand their collective worldview through shared videos, books and correspondence. [Continue reading story...]
Camille Vanasse of Bridgewater, Drew Topor of Madison, Nikky Zezza of Greenbrook, Lizzie Abbott and Mikaele Lewis of Basking Ridge, Haley LaFontaine and Morgan Wahby of Summit, and Kyle Casey of Montclair asked their families and other Grade 6 families to make donations to GLP. To show their support, the families raised $5,000.
See story here -> http://blog.nj.com/reporter/2008/06/students_use_birthdays_to_give.html