Aiken High School Students ‘Pay It Forward’ By Funding School in Sierra Leone

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In progress 2The students of Aiken High School are grateful for the generosity shown by Cincinnati’s taxpayers that resulted in their brand new $29-million, state-of-the-art facility. They wanted to 'pay it forward' by raising funds to build a school for a small village in Largo, Sierra Leone in Africa. Previous fundraising efforts raised $1,000, one-fourth of the total cost, which allowed construction to begin (see attached photos). To complete the job, the students organized a walk-a-thon on Friday, March 27, 2015, to raise the remaining $3,000 in construction costs. 

The students walked a little more than 3 miles to symbolize the distance students in the small African village would have to walk each way to get to the nearest school.  IMG_1525

The walk-a-thon route traveled from Belmont Avenue to North Bend Road to Hamilton Avenue back to Belmont Avenue.

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