In the Fall of 2010, the entire 6th grade at High Tech Middle North County school in San Marcos, CA embarked on a two month intensive project – to learn about the issues facing children in Zambia and to plan a Temwani Children’s Foundation fundraiser to help build PaKachele School..
6th graders at the middle school taped messages
for the children in Zambia.
HTMNC is a project-based school where students learn by experiencing the world around them. For the Fall they were able to incorporate their learning into their media classes by making Public Service Announcement videos, studying the geography and customs of Africa, fundraising planning, and public speaking. Temwani’s Technology Coordinator, Bevin Dunn, visited the students three times to show slideshows, play interactive games, and lead discussions.
|Kids celebrate news of their first $100 donation.||Fundraiser night poster – local Lion’s Club support.||Colorful kid-made magnets for sale.|
The culmination of their hard work and study came together with a Fundraiser Night on December 14, 2010. Students ran a Silent Auction with Zambian items provided by Temwani, manned over 10 craft and informational booths, and sold snacks for a showing of the Lion King movie. The booths were full of creative ideas including decorating baseball caps, jewelry making and even a photo shoot with a classic car. The students also received a $100 grant from the Del Sol Lions Club to support their fundraiser costs.
Through their amazing efforts they were able to raise over $2000! The project also inspired their teacher Tracy Nathan to organize travel with a fellow teacher in the Summer of 2011 to visit Zambia and the PaKachele school in person.
Temwani is so proud of the kids, teachers and parents that supported this project, which is the largest school fundraising effort to date. Great job HTMNC and Zikomo (Thanks)!
|Coordinators Tracy Nathan and Bevin Dunn at the fundraiser.||HTMNC students give pubic presentations.||Having fun at the fundraiser!|