Mounds View students help build community library in Africa

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Students in the Mounds View School District have been participating in book drives, in turn benefiting students around the world.

Pictured from left are Sunnyside Elementary students Leila Hausia-Haugen, Damianna LaDoucer-Jurgens and Liam Stone, who are officers of Sunnyside’s Student Leadership Team. (Submitted photo)

Pictured from left are Sunnyside Elementary students Leila Hausia-Haugen, Damianna LaDoucer-Jurgens and Liam Stone, who are officers of Sunnyside’s Student Leadership Team. (Submitted photo)

Brady Lockwood, now a junior at Irondale High School in New Brighton, got involved with Global Library during the fall of his seventh-grade year. Lockwood formerly attended Edgewood Middle School in Mounds View.

“After a trip to Ghana to visit, a family friend of ours, Nana and her daughter Efua, realized how few books the places they visited had and decided to send a few boxes of books,” Lockwood said. “On a return visit, they saw how much the kids were enjoying them. They contacted me that fall to help get more books for another shipment, and I’ve been helping ever since.”

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