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It’s hard to believe that we are wrapping up a full year under covid conditions. MES has experienced the deep and profound benefit of healthy relationships, community support, and high capacity teachers and support staff. I’m so proud of our staff who maintains such high literacy and numeracy standards and results, while not sacrificing the love for our community kids; in fact, my belief is that the two are intrinsically linked. If dollar amounts are any indication of community engagement,… Read More
Modelling Care and Putting into Practice
As educators, we have a responsibility to model caring for others as one of our basic psychological needs. As we deliberately put energy into this moral purpose, our students can learn and grow in this domain. This modelling has come alive in our continued support of sponsoring children’s education in Liberia.
“We do not merely tell them (students) to care and give them texts to read on the subject, we demonstrate our caring in our relations with them.” (Nel Noddings 1998)
If we want students to care for each other, it makes sense to give them an opportunity to put this into practice. One way we do this at MES is through our continued partnership with Provision of Hope. Despite the unpredictable nature of this school year, we are once again grateful to our greater school community for the unwavering support of this valuable, worthwhile project. Given the success of this year’s efforts, we are now ready to increase the number of students we support in Liberia. A big thank you to our MES community for the care you have extended to our extra “classroom.”
Over $13,000 has been generously donated! This will make a difference in so many lives!
Click HERE for an audio clip of Mrs. Peters interview with Michelle Sawatzky.
What an overwhelming response!!
Mitchell Elementary School & Community has outdone itself again!
The care and compassion that was displayed today by our MES students, staff and community for students needing help in Liberia will make a difference in so many lives!
Over $12,000 has been generously donated!
This means we are able to support our 13 students for another year and add new students who need help. In addition, we are exploring options on how the rest of the funds will be used for helping children and families in Liberia. Stay tuned for more information.
A huge thank you to all of you for being part of giving hope to children in need!
Make sure you ask your children what they learned about Bendu, one of our sponsored students on the Zoom call we had with her today.