Students at Sigma Higher Secondary School in Kathmandu, Nepal, are celebrating Teachers’ Day
Make a Kid Smile has started a new blog with stories from children in Nepal who experienced the massive earthquake a few weeks ago. Please read and leave a comment to the children here
The earthquake in Nepal hit hard. The tragedy of lost family members and those still missing needs to be dealt with alongside the loss of property, a non-functioning infrastructure and the challenge of finding necessities for the day. The uncertainty about when society will function normally again affects everybody in Nepal.
Make a Kid Smile and the network Global Buddy Schools are now giving our followers the opportunity to contribute to getting the schools back on track. We believe that being able to go back to school as soon as possible reinstates hope about the future among kids.
Or use our bank account 90 01 85-0. Mark the payment ”Earthquake”.
Our account number 883-9573 with Iban number SE9850000000052871039275 and Bic number ESSESESS is open for donations from outside Sweden. The address of the bank is SEB, Kistagången 21, 164 40 Kista, Sweden. To ensure the greatest effect out of every donated cent, our administrative expenses are kept at a minimum.
Every donation counts! A warm heartfelt thank you in advance for helping these schools back to normal again.
The students at Ol Andersskola school in Skärplinge, Sweden, have posted some videos on their school page here on the Global Buddy School’s webpage
We would like to welcome a new school from Hungary!
Herman Ottó Primary School is situated in the garden suburb area of Budapest, capital city of Hungary.
The school was founded in 1911 and has almost 60 teachers and almost 700 students between the ages 7-14.
Right now they are taking part in a letter exchange project with a school in Gävle, Sweden.
“The transformation of the way our school educates students follows the concepts of the 4Cs (collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity). What distinguishes us from other schools is our strong focus on competence-based education, which is now the centre of our universe. Our aim is to provide our students with a survival kit for the 21st century, and this means that we put emphasis on certain capabilities in addition to teaching the traditional subjects. We teach our students to solve problems, to think critically, to communicate and collaborate effectively, to build teams and to use modern technologies. Our motto, evoking the words of Herman Ottó himself, seems to be more valid today than ever: ”Let us be proud of who we have been and make an effort to be more than who we are.”
69 Egressy Road, Budapest, 1149
Here is an excerpt from a letter from the principal of Bidur:
“…most of the students in my school are from grassroot level parents. First they admit the students after two-three months they stop paying the school fee. The students are good in study so I cannot dismiss from my school due to their default not to pay the fee.. so I have to pull on my heavy loads some how to run my school. In this contact, A global Buddy School through “Make a Kid Smile” programmme contributing a great help for my school.”
Unfortunately, the school on Amorgos has closed and is no longer one of our Global Buddy Schools.
Amorgos is one of the islands of the Greek Cyclades. It is an island with about 2000 inhabitants. The Global Buddy School lied in the small mountain village of Tholaria. The school had 14 pupils between the ages of 6 and 12.
Students at SSHL in Sigtuna, Sweden, sent together with the Make a Kid Smile Foundation a school bag to the village Sarayaku in Ecuador. The school bag was filled with school material and toys. Letters and photos from year 5 at Josefina School in Sigtuna were also included. Exchanging letters with children in other parts of the world is a good way to get to know each other’s culture.
Do you want to send a school bag to a school with limited resources, please visit www.makeakidsmile.net