By Colleen Flanagan – Maple Ridge News
Students at Pitt Meadows elementary have raised thousands of dollars to build a school in India.
Over a period of five years, through various fundraising events, students have raised $10,000.
The project was initiated by the student leadership group at the school, many of whom have since gone on to high school.
At the time, they were inspired by Malala and spent time talking about how not all children have the opportunity to attend school.
They decided that a lot of people were building schools in Africa and did some research before deciding on India.
Students raised money through bake sales, selling African rafikis beaded bracelets, which in itself helps Kenyan mothers earn a living and send their children to school, and by selling paper bricks, fundraising suggestions by WE Charity.