From Harford County Public Schools:
Edgewood High School juniors in the Global Studies Program/International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme are working on their service learning project to raise $1,500 to build a shelter in Afghanistan for Afghan refugees through a program called Students Outreach for Shelters (SOS). According to its website, SOS integrates a rigorous, secondary school curriculum with service-learning so that young people reading Khaled Hosseini’s novels can connect classroom learning to the world beyond school, and make a positive difference for children and families in Afghanistan.
The IB students are participating in this project after reading the book, The Kite Runner, in English class. A service leaning proposal, as well as several lesson plans, was developed to use in tandem with the novel and the service learning project. To raise the money for their cause, the students are selling bricks to represent the actual bricks that will be used to build the shelters. The bricks are on sale at the school now for $10, and can include a name, a family name, or an organization, club or group name. The purchased bricks are on showcase on the 2nd floor of the school. For those who wish to contribute to the cause but are not able to purchase a brick, the juniors are collecting all donations.
More information on the Khaled Hosseini Foundation can be found on its website by visiting http://www.sos4tkhf.com/index.html.