We are excited to join with the community of Kabala, Sierra Leone in announcing the official grand opening of our sister school, Heritage School of Kabala.
The students and community in Littleton are quite honored and proud to be a part of what has become an amazing international connection. Over the past three years, Heritage students here in Littleton have raised almost $60,000 to support the community in Kabala. Two years ago, Heritage students raised funds to provide majority of the financing to build a school in the community. Last year Heritage students here in Littleton raised money to provide furniture for the school and a water well for the school and community. Over the past three years, six Heritage students have traveled to Sierra Leone to help clear the land, build and paint the school, and meet the people of the community.
From November 7-16, a Heritage High School delegation traveled to Sierra Leone to celebrate the official opening and to strengthen the connection between these two sister schools which reside almost 6000 miles apart across the globe.
Principal Ken Moritz and faculty members Tony Winger and Shelley Harwell traveled along with Operation Classroom representative Les Law. They looked forward to a meeting and to getting to know the principal, Daisy Digby Sankoh, the teachers and the students there, and also learning more about the efforts to provide education in one of the very poorest nations in the world. Our plan is to strengthen our long term international connection that we believe will continue to greatly benefit Heritage students in both communities. One specific goal is provide a much more direct link through internet connections so that the number of students who can communicate directly can be increased from the six who have traveled, to the over 1600 students currently enrolled here in Littleton and the 156 enrolled in Kabala. We presented a laptop computer to the principal of Heritage of Kabala and supplied the school with a year’s subscription to cellular service to facilitate this internet connection. Though direct electricity is not yet available at the school and internet connectivity is in its infancy, we are excited about the growing potential for direct communication that will only increase dramatically in the next few months and years.