In 2009, under the leadership of two Davie County teachers, Cindy Orsillo and Carrie Chapple, students at Pinebrook Elementary School raised more than $11,000 to dig a fresh-water well for a school in Legogote, South Africa, a village that is 8,388 miles away!
The students who raised the money now attend North Davie Middle School. Last month they were visited by the Legogote School Principal, Cynthia Mkabela, who traveled to Davie County to thank students for their life changing gift and to challenge them to be grateful for all the blessings they have in Davie County, North Carolina.
Legogote Principal Cynthia Mkabela visited every school in Davie County delivering a life-lesson on the responsibility we have to use our God given abundance to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.
The generosity of students in Davie County changed lives in a remote village thousands of miles away. Thank you to all of the parents, teachers, students and citizens in Davie County for making our community such a great place to live every day!
For additional details and pictures, please read the story in the Winston Salem Journal.