Milwaukee Montessori School has been building a relationship with the students and teachers of the Diatock School, in the West African country of Senegal, home to our own Oumar Sagna. In 2004, Oumar returned to his village bringing school supplies and clothing donated by MMS parents and children.
In 2005, Sagna returned with money to purchase doors and windows for the school’s new classrooms. That year, MMS French students also practiced their French writing skills by corresponding with their Senegalese peers. In 2007, the MMS community raised nearly $5,000 to purchase materials for 66 desks that were built for the children at the Diatock School.
This year we continue with our most ambitious effort: to help build a library for the school. To date, we have raised enough money to build a foundation and raise walls for the library. This year, we are hoping to raise enough money to add a roof to the library. After we complete construction on the library building, we hope to provide these school children with technology and resources that our own children enjoy, also enabling MMS students to communicate and work on collaborative projects with their African pen pals via Skype and video conferencing.
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345 N. 95th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226