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Petersburg elementary students help fund school building in Ethiopia

Students at Rae C. Stedman Elementary School in Petersburg this week learned about the fruits of their fund raising effort that helped put up a new kindergarten building in Wondo Genet, Ethiopia. The student council in the K-5 school sought money from local businesses last year and the students also secured pledges for a reading fund raiser.

Framing a new kindergarten building, Wondo Genet, Ethiopia, photo courtesy of Stedman Elementary


Their efforts netted over nine thousand dollars for the new building. Joe Viechnicki spoke with student council members and their teacher following a presentation on Tuesday.

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Students in Wondo Genet, photo courtesy of Stedman Elementary

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