Replay, a 5th Grade student in Makahlule Village, South Africa, proudly holds his new book, Shrek and the Magic Chicken. In this story, made by new friends - middle school students at CAISL in Portugal, Replay is the protagonist of the story. His life - his interests, hopes and dreams - were the inspiration for this story. StoryBook Adventure is one of the many ways that Sharing to Learn connects children around the globe to learn with and from one another.
Nadalie, a student at University of San Diego, reads to children at the Makuleke Library in South Africa. Nadalie took part in USD’s cultural immersion excursion to Makuleke Village. USD and Sharing to Learn are partnering to create an innovative service immersion program, focusing on mutually beneficial transformational experiences.
7th grade students at the Carlucci American International School of Lisbon meet their new friend in Makahlule Village, South Africa.
Sharing to Learn coordinated the global literacy project, StoryBook Adventure, pairing 5th grade students in Makahlule with 7th grade students in Lisbon. We collected photos and gathered information on children in the village and then sent that over to Lisbon, where the children were learning how to write fiction. The 7th graders in Portugal used the information sheets and photographs of their new friends in South Africa for the protagonists in the stories they were crafting.