February 8, 2024 Submitted by Mary Ann Blackmur
Old Colony Montessori School (OCMS) is proud to announce its collaboration with former Head of School, Mikey Walker, in supporting the Agahozo Shalom orphanage (ASYV.org) in Rwanda. Mikey Walker, in her remarkable commitment to service, is leading her 10th group of seniors from Boston city high schools to serve at the orphanage this spring. Mikey is the founder of The Kerry Jon Walker Fund, Helping Humanity whose focus is to provide inner city youth with life changing opportunities of global service in Africa.
Mikey recently visited OCMS to share her experiences working at the orphanage in Rwanda with the Elementary students. She highlighted the challenges of shipping supplies to Rwanda and how she and the student volunteers will transport all donated supplies in their suitcases in June.
The orphanage needs essential items for its new Early Childhood program. OCMS is enthusiastic about joining in and collecting contributions for this worthy cause and invites the community to participate in the donation drive.
Donation Drive for Rwanda
Collection bins will be available at Old Colony Montessori School (247 Gardner Street, Hingham) at the entrance of the Main Building until February 14th. There is also an Amazon wish list for items for the teens at the orphanage.
- Modeling clay or Play-Doh
- Geometric Shapes
- Children’s Books in French
- Kitchen Toys
- Dress Up Costumes
- Glue Sticks
- Children’s Scissors
- Construction Paper
- Number cards 1-10
- Alphabet Cards
- Gently used Toddler/Preschool-aged clothing
Join OCMS in Making a Difference – Every Contribution Counts!
For the past 60 years, OCMS has been nurturing lifelong learners, serving children ages 18 months to 9 years old. Old Colony Montessori School is the oldest Montessori institution south of Boston and is one of the only AMI (Association Montessori International) certified Montessori schools in the area. OCMS students develop a natural love of learning that lasts a lifetime, and approach the world with self-confidence, intellectual curiosity, joy, and respect.
For more information about Old Colony Montessori School please visit www.oldcolonymontessori.org