St. Andrew School is celebrating being super this week in several ways despite the polar vortex.  Wearing red under their coats, students showed their support of Uganda.  First, they’re competing in the annual Penny Challenge to see which class will raise the most money for One Heart Uganda. Second, they took time out of their regular schedules to hear about life in Uganda as told by teacher, Kelly Shea. Kelly traveled to Uganda this past July and shared stories and memories of her visit.

Questions students asked and had answered:

  • What do students eat?
  • How long is their school day?
  • What games do they play?
  • Do they brush their teeth?

As students heard, we have more things in common than differences. And then, some differences just have to be experienced – and that’s what happened as students took turns lifting a 40-pound jerry can filled with water that Uganda students carry regularly – transporting water from streams or ponds to home.  This physical exercise reinforced an important learning that the recently-built, solar-powered well is vastly improving life for students on the  St. Venansio and St. Andrew campus. Students in the U.S. and Uganda have a lot to celebrate.