Howard Public School’s newest club is called WE Club. We focus on social justice issues on a local and global level. Our first initiative is to present a special screening of the documentary “ON OUR WAY TO SCHOOL/ SUR LE CHEMIN DE L’ECOLE” at the Revue Cinema on Thursday March 30th at 1 pm. All grade 4, 5 and 6 classrooms will be attending this event. The cost per student is $4.00; this includes the cost of the film, and a bag of popcorn each. The movie will give our grade 4, 5 and 6 students the opportunity to explore how education can serve as a tool for change, investigate the local and global barriers that prevent access to education and discover the journey children around the world take to receive an education. The documentary is in French with English subtitles. Lucy Fromyer from WE schools will speak to our students before the film about the WE organization and WE schools.
This event will be a kick off of our global fundraising campaign “We Are Rafikis”. In Swahili Rafiki = Friend. Being a friend to the world means making sure everyone gets the opportunity to lead the life they want. We will be fundraising handmade Rafiki bracelets to help Kenyan artisans earn money for themselves and their families so they can send their children to school and take charge of their future. Rafiki bracelets are made by Kenyan artisans and can be purchased by the Howard Community for $10.00 each.
Rafiki bracelets are:
- Made with colourful glass beads threaded onto a stretch 48” cord
- Wear it your way – as a bracelet, necklace, anklet, headband, give as a gift and more!
- Includes a WE charm
Every Rafiki bracelet makes an impact in three ways:
- It helps the artisan who made it earn a living and save for the future
- It provides a tangible impact, like school supplies to a member of a developing community
- It allows us to fundraise for a cause we care about
To learn more about the “We Are Rafikis” campaign please visit: https://www.we.org/we-schools/program/campaigns/we-are-rafikis/
The Rafikis will be sold in the weeks following the film. Order forms will be sent home by classroom teachers on March 30th. Orders will be accepted until Thursday April 13th.
All proceeds collected after expenses will be donated to WE Education Fund. Extra order forms will be available in the office.
WE Club at Howard