Granby teacher and Board Member Elaine Chagnon gave presentations at Kelly Lane Intermediate School, Kearns Primary School, and Granby Memorial High School on the Graceland International School project and the desperate need for text books. Titled “Change for Change”, Chagnon encouraged students to donate spare change for the purchase of text books.
In Nigeria, a text book can be purchased for about $5. After having received a detailed list of the books needed for the school, Chagnon figured that about $5000 would be needed to purchase the 1000 needed text books.
At Granby Memorial High School, students of the AFS Club, advised by Consumer Science teacher Deb Jacques, designed a logo and tie-dyed T-shirts for sale as part of the fundraising efforts for the above textbooks.
Thanks to a grant by the Church Mission Publishing Company of $7200, AEP was able to provide a complete set of textbooks for Grace International School.
It has taken some time, but the grant money generously awarded last spring by the Church Mission Publishing Company has finally been used to purchase four new laptops to be used at the school. Bishop John communicated via phone call over receiving the new computers much to the excitement of teachers and students.