Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thank you, Freeman Fourth Graders and Teachers!

The Fourth Grade students at Freeman School, Aurora, Illinois, celebrated Valentine's Day by sharing their love with students in Burkina Faso, West Africa, by hosting L.A.P.S. for Love. L.A.P.S. for Love stands for Let's All Provide Supplies. The students walked four laps around their school yard to raise funds to build another classroom for Therese's former school in Yako, Burkina Faso.

The children raised money by finding people to sponsor them per lap and by seeking donations.

LAPS of Love was a huge success! Together, these students raised $2100. This money will go a long way to further the education of students in Burkina Faso. More than that, the Freeman children showed the children of Burkina that they care about them and that they are worthy of an education.

1 comment:

Shiny Elena said...

I hope these kids will be kind and intelligent long after. I believe teachers can keep kids motivated, busy and engaged at schools as it helps them to evolve the powers of mind and acquire some necessary skills. Such student won't need custom thesis and dissertation writing services online or a person who will take exams instead of him. Parents and teachers should inspire a kid to gain new knowledge and life experience every day and give full support.