This month, 7th graders are being involved in a pen pal program with a school in Haiti, as part of the “Edeline Project”.
Thanks to Stephanie Hoffman, a La Jolla physiotherapist, the project came to my attention and we decided to get the students of both schools in contact, since they are all French speakers. We worked in class on the history and geography of Haiti and learned about Edeline’s ordeals during the earthquake of 2010, when she was studying to become a teacher, how it has inspired her to launch the Edeline Initiative, and to help the children of her country.
Our letters are going to Haiti this week and we can’t wait for the responses! Please visit the Edeline Project website to learn more about their wonderful work: www.projectedeline.com
Marion Addo – Middle School French Teacher