Wednesday, April 29, 2009

PPS Students Receive Uniforms

A team of ACDA members recently traveled to Southern Sudan and delivered school uniforms for over 400 students and 14 teachers at Pongborong Primary School. Uniforms are important to the school as they identify those affiliated with the school and help promote education within the village.

We couldn't have done this without the help of the young people of Chicago. Eliza Mozer, a 13 year old elementary school student from the Chicago Sinai Congregation, raised nearly $8,000 for ACDA’s Pongborong Primary School as a Mitzvah project for her Bat Mitzvah. Her fundraising success inspired and encouraged children age 4 to 10 at the Chicago Jewish Day School to raise $1,000 for PPS. They also wrote letters to the PPS students, which were delivered along with the uniforms. Students from Jones Prep College also raised more than $300.

This delivery comes on the heels of earlier contributions from friends in Seattle, WA and ACDA Lost Boys who traveled to Sudan in December of 2008 and brought bicycles for PPS teachers to commute to school, cooking pots for PPS cooks, and school supplies.