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Operation Day’s Work (ODW) Coming in May

Thetford Academy students have started preparing for this year’s Operation Day’s Work, scheduled for May 8, 2019. On “ODW Day”, TA students don’t go to school, but instead spend the school day doing a variety of jobs in their local community. All of the money they earn at work is then donated to a nongovernmental organization that serves youth in need.

This year, ODW students will be working to benefit the Kenyan Schoolhouse Project. The Project is dedicated to making secondary education accessible to Kenyan children. Its students are former child laborers, young girls escaping early marriage, female genital mutilation or other tribal, cultural practices. All of the Schoolhouse Project’s students are from extremely poor families; many are orphaned or have spent time on the streets.

How can you help? TA students need jobs! Do you have spring-cleaning, yard work, organizing, or other odd jobs that students could help you with? Contact TA’s ODW team and get yourself signed up as an ODW employer! We’ll keep you posted as the date gets closer, but in the meantime, mark your calendars for TA’s annual day of service – Operation Day’s Work.



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