As the term runs to an end, BeeHive School can look back on this term very proudly. This term was one of the most intense terms of BeeHive's history. Some wonderful things and one terrible thing happened this term. The term started off on a very high note - the new computer lab opened, teacher training on the computer lab was a success and the lab is a wonderful addition to the school. In October, an enormous storm struck the school, ripped the roof off one of the buildings and damaged a large portion of the school, including the library and computer lab. Since then, wonderful donations of support have started to come in, and the school has started to recover.
The headmaster and staff has worked very hard minimizing the impact of the damaged school on the children. They worked tirlessly to clean up the damage and reopened the school just two days after the storm. The library and computer lab remained closed, but the students were able to attend class. The students do miss the closed library and computer lab but have continued to work hard and learn with the resources they have in their classrooms. They even performed a play last Friday for the end of the term.
Construction has already started to repair and rebuild the damage. This would not have been possible without the kind donations from everyone around the world.
BeeHive School's parents, teachers, students and supporters should be very proud - even after a terrible storm the children are still learning, playing and thriving!
Standard 5 Class Gives Donations To Hospital Patients
BeeHive Standard 5 students (about 12 yrs old) wanted to give back to the Mzuzu community. They decided to collect donations for patients at the local hospital. The students managed to collect five big boxes of donations. They sorted and organized the items into care packages and then visited the hospital and personally handed them to the patients. The patients really enjoyed having the students visit and were very happy at the kind and thoughtful gesture. The students enjoyed giving back to their community.
No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. If you have a lot, do something...if you have a little, do something...everyone has some way or something that they can contribute to the community.
Way to go Standard 5!
Standard 5 class with their collected donations
In the Mzuzu hospital
Students and hospital staff
Patients were happy to see the students
Outside the pediatrics unit
Jun 26, 2014
By Tom Arsenault - Program Manager
The girls we have funded through this project are grateful for the help. It has truly made a difference in their lives. But funds are too small to do anymore. Besides the lack of donations, we are losing our reliable someone to distribute the funds in Zimbabwe and our program focus has shifted to the Caribbean. So we are closing this GG project. Any remaining donations will still go towards the girls project. Thank you all for your past support. Please consider donating to our Tools For Empowerment for Artisans in Haiti project on GG. It is a project in partnership with the Salesian Missions of Don Bosco.