Art Supplies for Refugee School in Kenya
Virginia Hernandez is a teacher at Sacred Heart Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Together with her fourth grade students she raised money to send art supplies to Elite Friends Academy, a school created to help refugees in Nairobi, Kenya.
These supplies were enthusiastically received by Austin Ngabwe, a teacher at Elite Friends Academy, who shared them to his students.
The Academy, which was opened in 2005, started with 27 students. Today, the school has 141 students, mainly refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Sudan and other countries, but there is also room for poor children living in the area. Virginia and Austin were first introduced to each other by RESPECT International in 2008 when they joined the RESPECT Letter Exchange Program. Art Supplies