Kent Prairie Elementary kindergartners, Jade Knudson and Lillyann Brogan, show some of the school supplies the students have been gathering over the past month. The school supplies are being donated to children in Uganda.


Kent Prairie Elementary students have been gathering school supplies over the past few weeks so they can donate them to students in Uganda. For the past 30 years, an organization called Sister Schools has been working with schools to help with the donations to schools and orphanages in Uganda. 

“There’s an incredible lack of school supplies in Uganda,” said Sister Schools Founder, Terry McGill. “These children are ecstatic to get a single pencil. These donations from Kent Prairie will have a huge impact.”

This is the first time Sister Schools has worked with Kent Prairie. The supplies were donated in late October.

“Kent Prairie students are really trying to focus on service and they were very excited to be a part of this program,” said Kent Prairie Elementary Principal, Karl Olson. “It really gives our students a nice perspective on how students in another part of the world can benefit from their donations.”

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