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Learning to help Honduras

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- RANDOLPH IB MIDDLE SCHOOL

The Global Ambassadors Club at Randolph IB Middle hosted a Honduras Fair on Feb. 21. The ambassadors put on demonstrations for other students that illustrated the many challenges on the impoverished island of Roatán, part of a weeks-long fundraising effort in conjunction with Charlotte organization One Library at a Time that seeks to create libraries for schools there.

Randolph IB Middle’s approximately 1,100 students rotated through five stations at the fair. Left to right, students DJ Burnett, Karla Coronado, Sofia Brotherton and Jacob Phillips examine a filtering system for water that represented the dirty stream water in Honduras. They poured the water through filters and discussed the fact that even if it seems clean, it often contains parasites that lead to intestinal disease and malnutrition.

The eighth-grade ambassadors were excited about the fair. Aiyana Willoughby, ready to help at the filtering station, said, “I just like to help people and make a difference.” Added Tatyana Song: “Other kids are going to learn how hard it is for other countries to survive and how hard it is for them to get resources that they need.”

The fundraising goal is $6,000. Last year, the club worked with Mothering Across Continents and raised more than $11,000 to help build a school in South Sudan.

Reid Creager

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