POD classes raise money for Darfur

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Julie Norris

High school principal Mr. Richard Schreier congratulates Ms. Andrea Brant, who raised more than $500 for the Little Ripples Project.

Myranda Mamat, Staff Writer

The eleventh grade Problems of Democracy class has raised a grand total of $551 for the Little Ripples Project for those in Sudan and Darfur, Africa.

The Little Ripples Project benefits a preschool daycare so that they kids can get and education and not have to have older siblings and or parents stay home to watch them.”

In previous years the students would give money towards the Solar Cooker Project to give those in Africa the ability to heat their huts and their food.  Because of the abundance of contributions the P.O.D. class had been asked if they would like to move to another project called the Little Ripples Project.

The Little Ripples Project benefits a preschool daycare so that they kids can get and education and not have to have older siblings and or parents stay home to watch them. Children can get an education so they can learn things like and regular preschools and they get one good free meal a day.

“The money we raised will be mailed out to Jewish World Watch group and then will be distributed to the Little Ripples,” said Ms. Andrea Brant, Problems of Democracy teacher.

Eleventh grader Sidney Patterson said that Ms. Brant worked hard to make sure that every student gave money towards the project.

“I’m proud to go to a school where teachers encourage students to give back and help those in need,” she said.

Ms. Brant said she is very pleased with the amount of money raised and is happy that everyone in the school has helped.

“I was really pleased about the amount that was raised. We did a lot to raise money by having jeans day on April 12 and the students who brought in money,” she said.