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TA’s Operation Day’s Work Scheduled for May 10, Employers Needed

Each spring, Thetford Academy sends students out to put in a “day’s work” in their community and earn money for a cause. This tradition, called Operation Day’s Work, or ODW Day, takes place in schools across the country and the world. Over the years, Thetford Academy students have helped to raise tens of thousands of dollars for many projects centered around helping people, particularly children, around the world. This year, TA has taken on a leadership role among participating US schools.

TA’s ODW Day will take place on May 10th, 2023 and students’ earnings will support the nonprofit “Cluck, Clucking to a Better Education,” a project based in Miwani, Kenya. Cluck, Clucking aims to provide educational opportunities for impoverished and orphaned Miwani children, some of whom are HIV positive, and at least one nutritious meal every day. The money raised by TA ODW and other high schools around the Northeast will support construction of a new chicken coop and a dining area for the Miwani school. Funds will also support the purchase of chickens, fertilizer, seed, and moringa trees.

ODW’s student leaders are working hard to secure community jobs for every student. Employment for ODW day can take a few different forms: Employment can take a few forms, students can find jobs in their neighborhoods for the day, work for a parent at home doing spring cleaning, or even go to their regular jobs and donate their wages for the day. Many students also come to school in the morning and then are sent into the community to work at various locations. If you are interested in becoming an ODW employer for a group of students, fill out this form and a representative from TA’s ODW club will get back to you.



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