Wanna make a difference?

School Ties is looking to expand to your neck of the woods! We currently have FOUR international schools waiting to partner with your school here in the US!

(in no particular order)

The Falkland Islands. What? Where is that? Want your kids to know? Down at the very tip of South America children are waiting to reach out and get to know you too!

Ghana. This school in West Africa already has bracelets ready to go! One teacher at the school wrote,
“Actually we are going through a lot of challenges and problems as a school to extend that some children stay out of school because they don’t have basic learning materials like pencils, pens, exercise books and others to use at school, let alone money to buy food sometimes.”
They hope to buy the school’s first computer with money earned from bracelet sells. In the mean time, they are willing to walk to a nearby internet cafe to skype!

Ghana. This school in Accra is full of enthusiasm to learn. They are all set up for skype and email. The lead teacher has tons of educational ideas to share with their partner school.

Liberia. Did you know that Liberia and America go way back? I’m sure you’ll find out more when you partner with a school full of students ready send pictures and letters about their lives. This school does not have skype and emailing is limited, but they would love to be involved in the School Ties project in an effort to raise money to add a computer to their school.

Let’s see what we can do!

Please comment, text, email, or call me if you are interested in getting involved!

Summer Days

Although we have been on a bit of a summer hiatus, the children in Nairobi have been hard at work. They are making new bracelets to sell come the start of another school year.
We would like to have a few summer fund raisers. Please email if interested
schoolties4all@gmail.com

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Emmett and Ethiopia

Bracelet sells are in from Idaho! The entire 5th grade at Emmett MIddle School, in Emmett, Idaho, worked together to earn money for their partner school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They advertised bracelet sales around the school and then spent … Continue reading

“Our times dema…

“Our times demand a new definition of leadership – global leadership. They demand a new constellation of international cooperation – governments, civil society and the private sector, working together for a collective global good.”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Speech at World Economic Forum
Davos, Switzerland (29 January 2009)

Malaria

A new video helps us to understand some challenges that people in all parts of the world face, but that are particularly difficult in developing countries because of the costs of prevention/treatment.

Skype with Kenya

We had a successful skype session with our children in Nairobi this morning! I call them our children because that’s how they are really starting to feel to me. Our School Ties group met at at the school at 6:30 … Continue reading