When the teachers at the St. Antonius High School in Appenzell had to temporarily vacate their meeting room due to construction, they decided to donate older textbooks and teaching materials for use in Zambia.
2nd grade classes at this high school are currently participating in the pen pal friendship program with students from the Mackenzie Community School. Since the middle of 2008 various students have regularly exchange letters with each other. Through these communications teachers at St. Antonius became aware of the shortage of teaching materials at Mackenzie Community School.
The about 100 - 120 text, study and grammar books are much more up-to-date, suitable for use with children and of higher material quality as the teaching materials currently available to teachers and students alike at Mackenzie Community School. It is not uncommon for various classes to share one and the same copy of a particular textbook, which often is outdated and incomplete.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the donors.