FARMERS HELPING FARMERS
For six years the Hillcrest Sunday School was twinned, through PEI's Farmers Helping Farmers, with Mweru Primary school (grades 1 -8) in Kenya. During this time our Sunday School students exchanged letters and small keepsakes with Mweru students, learned about life for children in Kenya, and raised funds (with tremendous help from the congregation) to purchase school textbooks, repair chalkboards, and provide rodent-proof book storage. One huge fundraising initiative purchased enough solar powered lamps for each grade eight student to use through the school year. This enabled students to study at home for national exams which determine who may continue on with higher learning.
Although the twinning has officially ended, Hillcrest has continued annual fund-raising events to assist Mweru.