ARLINGTON- Kent Prairie Elementary students have been gathering school supplies over the past few weeks to donate to students in Uganda.
For the past three decades, an organization called Sister Schools has worked with schools to help provide donations and supplies to schools and orphanages in Uganda, a small, landlocked country in central eastern Africa.
“There’s an incredible lack of school supplies in Uganda,” Sister Schools Founder Terry McGill said. “These children are ecstatic to get a single pencil. These donations from Kent Prairie will have a huge impact.”
This is the first time Sister Schools has worked with Kent Prairie. The supplies were donated in late October.
“Kent Prairie students are really trying to focus on service and they were very excited to be a part of this program,” Principal Karl Olson said. “It really gives our students a nice perspective on how students in another part of the world can benefit from their donations.”