Madeleine and Julia Hines attend Hamilton Wenham Regional High School where they learn the basics of math, reading, writing, science, and language, but they have chosen to take their learning outside of the classroom; far out of the classroom. During their April break, they will be traveling to the town of New Longoro in Ghana, West Africa. They are traveling with their family and a group from MIT’s D-Lab. There, they will work with the people of the village to improve the lives of people less fortunate as themselves. They will be delivering donations from people on the North Shore and helping teach some lessons in the schools. They will be bringing books from the High School’s own Patricia A. Alger Library that the staff has generously donated. These books will be some of the only literature in the libraries of the town. Because of the lack of resources, all donations make an enormous impact.
The Hamilton Wenham Regional High School chapter of the National Honors Society has also donated money they raised at the community event their sponsored “Kid’s Night Out”. The money will be used to buy either additional books which will be bought in the country, or laptops to start a school’s media center. The seniors of NHS, of which Madeleine is one, are excited to know that the money they raised will make a difference in not only their local community, but will work to better lives around the world.
Madeleine and Julia are very thankful to all of the people who have made the donations possible.