Thursday, July 12, 2012

Woodburn Gives to Bumpe

In May, Judy Culberson met with students and their teacher at Woodburn Elementary School in Morgantown, WV. The students presented a check for $300.00 to the Kposowa Foundation. As a unit of study, six students ran a café for teachers throughout the school year. A kindergarten class baked muffins each week, and these fourth-grade students sold them and water to the teachers and administration at the school. Proceeds from this project are dedicated to a charity of their choice. This year the students chose to give the money they earned to Bumpe High School. During the presentation, students talked to Sarah by conference call, asked questions, and learned a few Mende words.Three students from Woodburn also participated in a pen pal exchange with 3 Bumpe students and their teacher, Amy Ellis, hopes to continue the exchange in the upcoming year. The Kposowa Foundation thanks the students of Woodburn for their amazing contribution!

Friday, July 6, 2012

AIDS Awareness Campaign

In March 2012, the Berkeley Carroll School in partnership with the Kposowa Foundation sponsored an HIV/AIDS and STD awareness workshop at Bumpe High School. The workshop included 90 participants from various schools and medical practitioners taught students about the causes, symptoms, and prevention of HIV/AIDS and other STDS. From the campaign, students were able to learn about the hazards of HIV/AIDS, STDS, and teen pregnancy.