Tuesday, September 08, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Woodward Academy Donates "Alley Loo" To African Schools

  Coweta Arts Tidbits

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September 8, 2009


Woodward Academy Donates Alley Loo To African Schools


Book Written By Newnan Author C. E. Walz


     With so much disgusting stuff in the news it is a pleasure to report on some good news for a change.  Newnan author C. E. Walz, who has been in the news lately concerning her recently published award winning book Alley Loo, has announced that her employer, Woodward Academy in College Park, is donating copies of her book to schools in Africa which it has been assisting for some time.  Here is the article which Walz wrote about this great news, which can be found on her website, www.cewalz.com.



                                                     Alley Loo Goes to Africa
     I've been a teacher at Woodward Academy for many years.  Founded in 1900 as Georgia Military Academy, Woodward is the oldest private school in Atlanta, Georgia.  Today it is the largest independent school in the continental United States. 
Woodward has always been an advocate of community service.  During the course of each school year, students are involved in many community service projects including one of our largest projects, Terranova School in Mazabuka, Zambia.  
Terranova School is a dream come true for coffee farmers Colin and Alison Street.  To help improve the lives of their employees and their children, the Streets built a school on their Zambian coffee plantation that was free to anyone who wished to attend.  Each year since 2001, they have added grades, teachers, and buildings until now, a school that was originally designed to teach 200 children, serves 380!
Woodward Academy has adopted Terranova School as a sister school, and in the past several years, has provided this Zambian school with books, clothing, teaching materials, computers, manpower for building projects, and even vision tests.
Thanks to George Dietz,
Woodward Academy
science  teacher and
assistant  principal,
Terranova School library
received copies of
ALLEY LOO  this past

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