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Summer 2013 - High School Interns

Summer 2013 - High School InternsOn June 17th eleven high school students (8 from Walt Whitman High School, 2 from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School - both in Bethesda, MD - and one from a private school in Florida) arrived in Uganda as WMI interns and immediately got to work. The enthusiastic high school students have been spending their days teaching English, Social Studies, Math, and Science to P5, P6, and P7 (late elementary school) classes. During breaks and after school, the school children come to the yard of the Buyobo guesthouse to play ball, draw with chalk, and spend time with the visitors. Many of the elementary students have given the high schoolers endearing "friend requests" written by hand. Some have received invitations from the children to their households.

Summer 2013 - High School InternsIn addition to teaching, the high school students have been working on creating a water bio-filter with the supervision of Mr. Cannon and Ms. Safran, their chaperones. The concept is inexpensive and will potentially be turned into a local business in order to provide more clean water to the region. The filtering includes fine sand, course sand, and gravel. The first of the filters will be placed at the WMI guesthouse for the usage of the local population.

Summer 2013 - Bio-FilterFollowing up on the clean water theme, the interns installed rain catchment gutters on the three new classrooms at Buyobo Primary that were built by prior interns, and helped construct a school water storage tank. For the first time ever, school children will have access to clean water on school grounds. This means they will be able to get a drink of water during the school day. The interns have also planted coffee plants around the school.


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