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1 Duzine and Lenape Elementary Schools connect with students from Mzuzu, Malawi in Africa

2 Our goals today: Review history of pen pal project Review history of pen pal project Learn a bit about Malawi and our pen pals Learn a bit about Malawi and our pen pals Learn about Maloto- an organization that helps feed, educate and empower the students of Malawi Learn about Maloto- an organization that helps feed, educate and empower the students of Malawi Looking Forward- What YOU can do to help Looking Forward- What YOU can do to help Kicking off our Read-a-thon fundraiser to support our friends in Malawi Kicking off our Read-a-thon fundraiser to support our friends in Malawi

3 Why Malawi? Family connection through a year-long Fulbright project

4 About Malawi: Where is it?

5 Malawi covers an area smaller in area than the state of Pennsylvania. Malawi covers an area smaller in area than the state of Pennsylvania. The capital of the country is Lilongwe. The capital of the country is Lilongwe. Our penpals live in Mzuzu in northern Malawi. Our penpals live in Mzuzu in northern Malawi. Mzuzu Lilongwe

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7 Utaka Usipa Men with Chambo Some foods of Malawi Maize/Corn Nsima ( a porridge)

8 Popular sports in Malawi: Tennis Table Tennis (Ping Pong) Football (soccer) Netball (earlier version of basketball) Volleyball

9 The national holiday of the country is on 6th July. ( Independence day of Malawi). This is the day they gained their independence from Great Britain in 1964. The national holiday of the country is on 6th July. ( Independence day of Malawi). This is the day they gained their independence from Great Britain in 1964. President Joyce Banda

10 Our penpals at work:

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12 Mr. Savelson, Mr. Longbotham and Ms. Van Ettens students read and respond

13 Similarities/Differences What else do we notice?

14 About Maloto - http://www.malotoinc.org/video.html

15 Looking Forward- Anna Msowoya-Keys began an organization called Maloto (meaning Dreams) to help Feed, Educate and Empower the children, the people of Malawi. She also built a school our penpals dream about attending one day soon. We look forward for them.

16 What can YOU do? The Read-a-thon! Speak with friends and family about the Read-a- thon information going home. Speak with friends and family about the Read-a- thon information going home. Ask for support and READ, READ, READ! April 15- May 3 How many books will you read? Ask for support and READ, READ, READ! April 15- May 3 How many books will you read? Fill out Book Slips and turn into your teacher each Friday. Watch them fill up the halls! Fill out Book Slips and turn into your teacher each Friday. Watch them fill up the halls! Collect donations and turn into teacher by May 6 Collect donations and turn into teacher by May 6 Spare books? Turn into office and well mail them! Spare books? Turn into office and well mail them!

17 Zikomo/ Thank you!


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