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MILTON Student Eliana W. (’22) Helps a School in Uganda

November 19, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Seventh grader Eliana W. raised $18,000 in support of Innovation Africa (IA) for her bat mitzvah project. IA uses Israeli solar technologies to bring electricity to destitute schools and hospitals in Africa. Eliana is supporting a school in Uganda with over 1200 students, many of whom are orphans. She needed to raise $18000 to bring them solar panels. By her bat mitzvah she had raised almost $15000. She tutored and ran classes about Israel for first graders until she raised all the money. This past week, the students in the school got electricity, mattresses, and computers for the first time ever. Kol Hakavod, Eliana!