Note from ETI President/CEO: Jan B. Hansen
This week’s blog is from Minnesota’s own Crosby-Ironton High School, S.A.L.T. (service adventure leadership team) advisor, Ms. Kristine Andersen. ETI thanks Ms. Andersen and students who are helping change lives half a world away. Asante sana!
(L to R) Front: S.A.L.T. Advisor Kristine Andersen, Char Saley, Anna Louks, Ivy Busby. 2nd Row: Kathryn Ireland, Lauren Sablan, Sommer Popkes, Lily Chapman, Bryanna Wilson, Nicki Glomski, Mileena Doust, Jenny Alfthan, Matt Larson. Back: Danielle Rydberg, Micheala Reidell, Mikayla Lambert, Jolie Nelson and Chloe Criagie.
Crosby-Ironton S.A.L.T. Students Rock!
Guest blog by Kristine Anderson, S.A.L.T. Advisor
Crosby-Ironton 10th, 11th and 12th grade students in S.A.L.T. (service adventure leadership team) assembled 80 health kits that will be brought to Tanzania, Africa by Educate Tanzania. The CEO of Educate Tanzania and good friend of math teacher Char Saley, visited with S.A.L.T. last October and taught them about the needs of people in Karawge, Tanzania and the projects that Educate Tanzania is involved in.
S.A.L.T. completes several local service projects a year and they choose one global project a year. This year’s group wanted to focus on health. CI high school students and staff donated the band-aids, soap, and q-tips for the health kits last December and the S.A.L.T. group fund-raised and wrote letters to area businesses asking them to donate money to purchase the rest of the health kit supplies.
Thank you to Dr. Fish for donating and Guide Point Pharmacy of Crosby. Pharmacist Matt Larson from Guide Point also attended the two hour assembly of the health kits last week and presented to the students about his trip to Tanzania. The other items in the health kits included: 2 wash cloths, a tweezer, antiseptic, hydro-cortisone cream, an oral syringe, ibuprofen, alcohol pads and directions for how to use this items printed in Swahili. The team from Educate Tanzania and the University of Minnesota will be hand-delivering these kits to families in May.