Niwot students fundraise, design, build classrooms from shipping containers for Uganda school

Longtime Niwot Elementary School teacher Dale Peterson wanted to teach about Africa, but also go beyond the typical lessons focused on African animals.  So 10 years ago, he connected with the headmistress of the Mwebaza Primary School in Uganda, and they started a pen pal program. “We wanted it to be a true partnership,” he
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‘Cougars Creating Classrooms’ to expand opportunities for African students

On July 27-28, students from Niwot High kicked off the fabrication phase of ‘Cougars Creating Classrooms,’ a building project spearheaded by the Mwebaza Foundation to transform used shipping containers into instructional space for the Mwebaza Infant Primary School in Kyengera, Uganda.  Over the two days, representatives from the football, girls tennis, golf, cross country, and
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