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In 2014, School-2-School is supporting Teacher Andi Webb’s classroom at Alderman Road Elementary School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in building a partnership with students at the Sukma Bangsa schools in Aceh, Indonesia. Students in the two schools have met through regular classroom exchanges on the Web and, in June, Andi will travel to Aceh to serve as a volunteer teacher at Sukma Bangsa. You can read more about Andi’s story on our Volunteer Voices blog.
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ABOUT THE SCHOOL-2-SCHOOL PROGRAM
As part of the AUA initiative, the School-2-School program advances goals related to education and mutual understanding at the grassroots level in the United States and in the Muslim World. S2S has benefitted thousands of students and their teachers since 2005 in countries ranging from Afghanistan and Bangladesh to Indonesia and the United States.
Through S2S, lead teachers from an American school and at a partner school in the Muslim World design and implement a plan for their classrooms to engage with and learn from each other. At the same time, the American school raises money to purchase vital educational supplies requested by their partner school. In addition, an educator from each American school travels to their partner school over the summer to volunteer for two to four weeks, serving with the school’s students or administration. The educator later serves as an ambassador at home, sharing the experience with his or her school and the wider local community.
School-2-School is a competitive program open to all American educators in middle schools or high schools across the United States. Participating American schools are expected to raise a minimum of $5000 to purchase educational supplies for their partner school. Partner schools are vetted carefully, and students and teachers in partner schools have appropriate English language skills and infrastructure to participate fully in the program.
AUA Program Coordinator Stefan Cornibert is the primary contact for S2S at firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-966-9501.
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“I’m just some guy. I’m not a celebrity, but anything I did was special to them….I loved it. I felt like I was accomplishing something great. This was the best teaching experience I’ve ever had.” – Sam Schindler, Lancaster (PA) teacher, on teaching English at The Carter Academy in Bangladesh in the summer of 2013 as part of the School-2-School program. Read more testimonials here.