This year my AP Human Geography class is in the 2nd year of our AP with WE journey. Last year the lessons learned about service by my freshmen at Enumclaw High School were abundant as we created a cooking class designed to help support those in our local community who are Food Insecure & Hungry. Our WE Nourish: Serving Enumclaw & Black Diamond cooking class was a great success & has been continued this year as many of these students have continued their work in our extra-curricular AP with WE Service Club. For this year’s freshmen, our AP with WE journey is focusing on helping provide Access to Health Care for those in our local community & globally. Our chosen global focus this year is to help Something Deeper Ministries reach their dream of providing improved health care for the people of the Iganga District in Uganda. Isaac & Rachel Mubezi are working to make their dream of building a hospital in the Iganga District a reality. After researching the topic of health care, multiple collaborations both in person & on a Google Hangout with Isaac and Rachel in Uganda and multiple hours of brainstorming & planning my students are at the action phase of how our class will provide support to make this dream a reality. Our focus is to provide awareness & education about the need, as well as to help raise the $1.5 million dollars needed to build the hospital. We have multiple ideas in the works, including students organizing a local 5k event to help raise awareness & money, students helping to develop an online store to help sell aprons as a fundraiser, students applying for grants, students managing the Something Deeper website & social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and students working to possibly produce a documentary that would include visiting Uganda to obtain authentic footage to promote this cause. We are far from being done on this journey, but we are definitely at a point that I truly love. The point where my 14 & 15-year-old students in Enumclaw, Washington develop a growth mindset & begin to realize that they have the ability to collaborate with people around the world. They are beginning to see the truly rewarding side of their education & how it can lead to service that can truly help make the world a better place for everyone. We are so very thankful that Isaac & Rachel have trusted us to help them on this journey.
I am so proud of these students & I can’t wait to see where this journey takes us!
If you too are interested in learning more about this endeavor and/or donating to Something Deeper Ministries please check out the links below or contact me for more information.
“The Dream of Healthcare”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f65JcTnaVF8&feature=youtu.be