OMES Gifted Students Hold Book Drive

Oak Mountain Elementary GRC (Gifted Resource Class) students held a book drive to contribute to the Learning Dreams Library in Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa. Cornelius Ngosa and Prima Shimoomba, both residents of Jeffrey’s Bay, recently visited with students and shared about their culture, their heart for children, and their love of education. Their dream is to build a library which will give the children access to books, music and tutoring instruction. The GRC students have spent time studying about compassion and decided to put their learning into action. All of the students in the school became involved in this incredible project. In the end, 1,752 books were collected. The students invited Ngosa and Shimoomba back to the classroom after the book drive was complete. They were able to celebrate together, see pictures of the children they will be helping, and learn even more about putting their compassion into action.