Today Inverness County Cares (ICC) members John MacInnis, Betty Jane Cameron, Charlotte Rankin and Colleen MacLeod visited the Dalbrae Academy which is located in Mabou, Nova Scotia.

The Dalbrae Academy Students Helping Our World (SHOW) group led by their teacher Melissa Cummings have been strong supporters of the St Charles Lwanga Secondary School for the past 5 years. They have provided the school with new efficient cook stoves, sewing machines, a photocopier and printer as well as money for food. Their 2017 fundraising gift was $1100 toward the purchase of land for a new school in the Homabay area.

This visit to the Dalbrae Academy was to brief the students on the events at the school and to thank the students for their generous support.

Betty Jane Cameron has visited the Lwanga School on two occasions, for one month in 2016, two months in 2017 and she plans to go again in 2018 for 3 months. Today Betty Jane spoke to the Dalbrae students about the lives of the St Charles Lwanga students. She explained how their diet in mainly vegetarian (not by choice) and the main menu staple is corn/maize. They have it for all meals with some beans and no seasonings or flavourings. There is no fruit and cabbage is occasionally on the menu. Life in Kenya is a challenge as food prices are high due to unrest in the country and famine.

The Lwanga students are very grateful for the assistance provided by their friends at Dalbrae Academy and are very aware that the cook stoves came from Dalbrae.

We are so proud of our Dalbrae students and thank their parents, school and community for instilling in them a sense of responsibility toward their sisters and brothers worldwide.

Asante  (Thank you in Swahili)