SILVER LAKE, Kan. (WIBW) - An area grade school is helping children half a world away.
Silver Lake Grade School students gathered Wednesday for a group photo. It will be sent to their peers at the Njia Panda School in Tanzania along with a slew of supplies.
For the past several weeks, the students and their families collected money to provide items they might take for granted, like library books and text books, bandaids and clay filters for clean water. The needs were detailed on an "African Angel Tree" that decorated a hallway wall.
Second grade teacher Nancy Musselman organized the project. She says it was a good way to start the discussion about a different culture for younger students. She says it teaches them there is a whole other world outside of their small town.
Musselman will travel to tanzania next month to personally deliver the items. She says the Njia Panda school has just over 600 students in grades one through seven. She says the donations that were collected will have a big impact - just $1000 is enough to outfit the entire school library.