Alisa's Birthday! One World Library

Please help our new English teacher, Alisa, celebrate her 24th birthday and one year anniversary serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique by helping One World Academy, and her students, buy new books!

Despite being one of the fastest growing economies in the world, Mozambique is still years away from being able to offer its population a decent education system. Overcrowded classrooms, deplorable school conditions, little or no books and unmotivated teachers dominate the education reality in Mozambique.

In response to this, One World Academy (OWA) was founded in Maxixe, Mozambique. Our mission is to offer an alternative to working-class families; a high quality bilingual (Portuguese & English) privately run primary school for Mozambicans who seek a better future for their children through competitive and bilingual education. One World Academy, unlike other local private schools, is not exclusively for expats or the Mozambican elite, but rather for working class families. We are committed to keeping tuition fees affordable. This is done by a creative approach to maintaining low overhead and operational costs. We have also instituted The One World Academy Scholarship Program that offers assistance to those children who are not able to afford OWA's tuition.

Every day, our students have access to better facilities and resources, including Portuguese and Mathematics books. With our school’s recent growth, however, we would like to provide our students with English text and workbooks as well, and grow our bi-lingual reading library to further the high levels of early grade reading at our school. We would also like to build a library corner equipped with a safe, locking, bookshelf, which would allow us to securely store these great new resources. With your help raising two thousand dollars, we could buy a locking wooden bookshelf and one hundred and eighty English books. In the next school year, our oldest class will have reached the fourth grade, and if we achieve our goal, all of our students, grades one through four, will have new English textbooks for the 2018 school year.  Please help us continue on our mission of creating future Mozambican leaders and thank you for your love and support.

One World Academy, Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow.


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Shaun Bissett 
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