This week, Grade 5 North Gower Marlborough Public School students (seen here) celebrated their second annual “Who Is Nobody” project. This year 45 students took home a plain denim doll and completed a service project to help someone in their community.
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Each student then added a token which represented their project to a doll that could now be called a somebody. Students reached out to the elderly, to animals, to service organizations, and to the environment and proved that everybody can make a difference.
The school is grateful for the support of the Nepean-Kanata Rotary Club, particularly Rotarian Dave Palmer, and to their school council for funding this project last year, and “paying it forward” by funding 5 more schools to participate this year. In addition, after a character education conference where North Gower Public School shared the inspiring program, 20 more OCDSB schools joined the program.
After an appearance by North Gower staff on CFRA, Rabbi Bulka donated a kit. North Gower Marlborough Public challenges all area schools to visit www.whoisnobody.com and find out how your students can make the world a better place, one project at a time.
This article was published in the The Manotick Messenger Newspaper on July 1st 2009