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Walnut Grove students helping to build a school in Kenya

Walnut Grove Students Kavita Gill-Temple and Keara Graham described Free the Children and Me To We projects to school trustees at a meeting held in November. - Dan FERGUSON/Langley Times
Walnut Grove Students Kavita Gill-Temple and Keara Graham described Free the Children and Me To We projects to school trustees at a meeting held in November.
— image credit: Dan FERGUSON/Langley Times

A group of Grade 11 Walnut Grove Students is raising money to build a school in Kenya.

The hands-on initiative by the Me to We club will see a group of students travel to the African country in July of 2012 and actually help construct the school.

Students Kavita Gill-Temple and Keara Graham outlined their plans in a presentation to school trustees last month.

They explained that student volunteers also fight poverty locally, with the Halloween For Hunger campaign.

This year, the door-to-door campaign raised 3,066 food items for the Langley food bank, an increase of 1,000 over the previous year.

The week of Nov. 18, the Me to We club at WGSS was putting out donation boxes and putting up posters for a drought awareness week to remind people about the drought in East Africa that has ravaged Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, and parts of Uganda and Tanzania.

The worst in the region in 60 years, the drought has killed 30,000 children five or younger.

For more information about the Me to We campaign, visit http://wgssmetowe.blogspot.com.

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