are encouraging American elementary and middle school classes to exchange
drawings, photos and hand written notes as a classroom project, to a
class in Uganda.
There are elementary aged students at the New ABC Divine Foundation Primary School who are learning English as the official language
of Uganda. They are practicing their writing skills with older native
English speakers from other countries and would appreciate having a
class in the U.S. that would partner with them one time during the school
year, either in October or in March.
Have a look at the photos of the Ugandan
children as they read letters from their American Classroom Pals!
Some things to remember when doing a Classroom Exchange with children
- There is a vast disparity in the opportunities, standard of living,
school atmosphere and home life between Ugandan children and those
living in Westernized countries. Try to be sensitive to this situation
when describing your home, school and community.
- Ugandan children are eager to make new friends, and to tell you
about their hopes and interests, just as they would like to hear about
- They would probably enjoy simple photos of your class.
- Avoid making promises to children that you cannot keep.
We will always use the address of ARSF-USA when sending and receiving materials, to guard our personal home addresses. Materials can be exchanged
once or twice during the American school year; in the early fall and/or
spring. We ask that classes who participate in the Classroom Pals project offer a $25 donation to the African Rural Schools Foundation to cover the cost of writing materials and overseas postage for letters and drawings that the Ugandan students send. Please contact us for details.