“Stuff the Suitcase” For Kibera Students

Fourth grade students in Ms. Mazon’s class and fifth grade students in Mrs. Maddock’s class organized and “classified” supplies that preschool through fifth grade students collected for our pen pal project with students in Kibera, which is in Nairobi, Africa.

Pencils, crayons, small games, pencil sharpeners, markers, stickers, balloons and a backpack were among the items students and parents donated. Once separated into groups, students “stuffed” a suitcase full of the supplies.

Pen pal letters from students in kindergarten through eighth grade were also included in the suitcase.

What an amazing experience – and the pictures show it!

The suitcase will be sent with a person affiliated with the students and schools in Kibera who will visit Africa in January. 


Ryan and Nathaniel sorted supplies before putting them in the suitcase that will go to students in Kibera, which is in Africa.



David, Adriaan and Alexis helped sort the school supplies.



Jayden and Anjelica put similar school supplies together. Marissa, in the background, sorted school supplies.



Hunter, Bryson, Viona and Isabella sorted school supplies before they went into the suitcase.



Aubrey and Zoe looked at all the school supplies and then put them into groups.



Students stuffed the suitcase with all of the school supplies and the pen pal letters that our school wrote to students in Kibera.



Aubrey and Jonathan placed items in the suitcase.