Friday, February 11, 2011
Students at Bishop Elementary in Topeka donated 1,750 books to a library that Buhler High School seniors are planning to build in Nepal.
"It was quite a success story. Our own students are excited and energized by that. It's just created a lot of excitement here," said John Knapp, Buhler High English teacher and sponsor of the senior class legacy project.
For the past few months, Buhler High seniors have been raising money to build a new library and provide internet access to a school in rural Nepal.
Bishop Elementary students were inspired to fill the Nepalese library with books from their own bookshelves. The staff's initial goal was to get each of the nearly 300 students to donate one book per person but the goal was surpassed this month.
"The means that they found to reach, triple our goal. Very, very amazing that they used every resource they had available to them to meet and surpass their goal," said Michael Knapp, Bishop Elementary 5th grade teacher.
No more books are needed for this project but they are in need of funding to start the library in Nepal.
You can learn more about how to help by clicking here.