By Colleen Flanagan, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News
A group of students half way around the world are grateful to a Maple Ridge girl and her class at Kanaka Creek elementary after they made a donation of gently used school supplies to their Ugandan primary school.
Inspired by her great aunt, who was visiting from African, Delilah Todd, who is in a Grade 5/6 split class, started collecting supplies in July, just before the end of the school year.
April Todd explained how her Delilah’s aunt told her the conditions students face in Uganda, that they don’t have things like felt markers and pencil crayons and that not everyone gets to even go to school.
“She told us about how [the schools] are really small and how there’s about 14 teachers, including the principal, and how there’s about 691 kids and how they lived in cement buildings and have flour for lunch and recess and not stuff that is good tasting to me,” said Delilah.