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Summer 2011 - High School Interns

Summer 2011 - High School Interns PaintingWalt Whitman High School interns arrived in Uganda on June 22nd, 2011. Accompanied by a post-high school student, a few teacher chaperones, June, a WMI member who is originally from Buyobo, and her daughter, Cindy. They were immediately welcomed with a ceremony at the Buyobo Primary school, and a meeting with the WMI staff. While there, the high school interns worked on painting the classroom walls of Buyobo Primary School, as well as teaching classes, building bookshelves from locally harvested wood, and transporting books for those bookshelves. In addition, the team of interns transported 500 pairs of reading glasses from the US, and spend some evenings sorting through the distance and reading glasses in order to make them available to the Buyobo community.


To learn more about the 2011 High School interns, read their posts on the WMI Blog:

Whitman Interns Arrived in Buyobo - June 22nd, 2011 Whitman Interns Arrived in Buyobo - June 22nd, 2011
Although we only arrived on Sunday, big changes have already been made. We were welcomed to Buyobo with a ceremony at the primary school and a meeting with the WMI staff. The Whitman interns are helping to decorate new school buildings at the Buyobo Primary School...
End of the First Week in Buyobo - June 27th, 2011 End of the First Week in Buyobo - June 27th, 2011
From gracious celebrations to tremendous amounts of food, we have been greeted with extreme kindness. After working all day there is silence for at least five minutes while we...
Montana and Ainsley Signing Off - July 2nd, 2011 Montana and Ainsley Signing Off - July 2nd, 2011
Our last days in Buyobo were bittersweet. The Whitman Interns did an excellent job completing the classrooms. Both the murals and bookshelves look great, and we hope the Buyobo Primary students enjoy going to class in them...

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