UPP Advanced Students End Semester with Success

The week of April 16 to 20 was busy for Advanced students in the University Preparatory Program. Not only was it the week before final exams, but it also saw the culmination of two big projects.

April 16, Mr. Jean-Marc Toti, head of the NGO English and Education for You, came to meet all four Advanced groups who had raised 375,000 CFA for the organization. The NGO teaches low income children in the Abidjan area English and other skills. These pupils desperately need classroom furniture; they are currently crowded onto an insufficient number of benches and some must sit on the floor. The funds will provide up to 20 benches for the classroom. The service project was part of the Education for Success course taught by Jerry and Judy Royka.

Advanced A was the champion fundraising group, raising 171,000 CFA. They were rewarded with a pizza party.

Additionally, students in Advanced A and B groups performed scenes from Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart, completing another academic project for their Extensive Reading course. They made clever use of costumes and props in their interpretation of key scenes from the Nigerian novel.

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