The Final Push! “See the Difference One Container Can Make”

The DHS edu-service project, immersing students in learning through civic engagement, is coming to a close. Over the past year and a half, our Do it Yourself students have been retrofitting a 40’x9’x8’ cargo container into a usable library and educational resource center for 330 children living in Aloi, Uganda. The beautiful mural designs by the DHS art students, rain barrel collection and catch system, designed by our engineering students and hand-made wooden stools, designed and fabricated by our DMS Industrial Arts students, has made this project interdisciplinary as well as district wide.

As the finish work on the interior and organization of the humanitarian aid comes to a close, we ask that you have donations dropped off by the end of January. The most needed supplies include “BUCKETS OF LOVE”. To find out more about the buckets, please go to: http://www.homesoflivinghope.org/delran-high-school-volunteer-opportunity/ Donations can be placed in the blue recycle bin, found next to the container in the DHS main parking lot, no later than January 31, 2015.

Once the interior is complete, we invite the Delran community to see the difference one container made for the students of Delran! Many thanks for your help. If you have any questions, please contact Erica DeMichele, K-12 Supervisor at [email protected].

Many of the schools groups have been involved:

  • Delran High School Do It Yourself students are finalizing their work inside the container
  • Delran High School Art students finished the mural designs on the outside of the container
  • Delran High School Engineering students designed and built a rain barrel collection system
  • Delran Middle School students designed and built wooden stools for use at the 6 desk areas inside the container

The construction portion of this project will be completed by January 31st.  The completed container is expected to be transported to Uganda by February 2015.

See photos and read more updates by visiting the Delran High School project page, here.