May 28, 2008 on 12:00 pm | In Uncategorized | No Comments

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...]

Students use birthdays to give ‘global’ gift

May 7, 2008 on 5:34 am | In Students Making a Difference | 1 Comment

May 7, 2008.-Instead of receiving presents for their birthdays, eight sixth grade students recently decided to use the occasion to give a collective gift to the Global Literacy Project.

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

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