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Cultural Exchange Project

6th Grade Social Studies students at Mahoney Middle School are corresponding with Year 7 students at Sili Primary School in Samoa. This project is made possible with the help of Peace Corps Volunteer Sarah and with funding through World Connect.


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Year 7 Students at Sili Primary School

Samoan Food

Samoa Map


In the summer of 2017, Ms. Gartley visited her village in Samoa where she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2008 to 2010. While there, she connected with a currently serving volunteer, Sarah, who is serving in the same village! 


Ms. Gartley brought back a box of Samoan cultural artifacts and letters and drawings for Year 7 students at Sili Primary School. Mahoney 6th grade students had the opportunity to explore items in the box and create a box of their own to send back. While we wait for our box to reach Samoa, we have also been corresponding with videos!