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Mwebaza Foundation fosters cross-cultural understanding

 

August 14, 2019

Courtesy Photo New shipping container classrooms installed at The Mwebaza Foundation.

The Aug. 22 Rock & Rails Tip Jar recipient is The Mwebaza Foundation, founded right here in Niwot. The Mwebaza Foundation seeks to unite Colorado students from four elementary schools with students in Uganda to foster a better understanding of each group’s culture.

Before he started The Mwebaza Foundation, Dale Peterson, first-grade teacher at Niwot Elementary, fostered cultural exchange through a pen pal program. He knew this type of exchange gave children the opportunity to learn about other people and places while offering an engaging writing experience. After a pen pal exchange during...



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