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Contest sheds light on ACCES

Donald Larson, Tower Li, Illeanne Alexander and Keming Zheng with ACCES founders Beth and George Scott at the Eaglequest Golf Course. - ACCES photo
Donald Larson, Tower Li, Illeanne Alexander and Keming Zheng with ACCES founders Beth and George Scott at the Eaglequest Golf Course.
— image credit: ACCES photo

Three Semiahmoo Secondary students took to the podium last month at the African Canadian Children’s Education Society (ACCES) luncheon to share their submissions for a poetry-writing contest.

Each poem centered around a korobois – a lamp made of a scrap tin can and kerosene used in Kenyan homes without electricity.

The three students – Illeanne Alexander, Keming Zheng and first-place winner Tower Li – are all members of the school’s Globalizers club, where they learned about ACCES and the work the organization does to support children in Africa.

The luncheon, held at Eaglequest Golf Course, was attended by 60 ACCES donors, as well as the students.

Founded by White Rock teacher Beth Scott and her husband, George, ACCES has helped thousands of Kenyan students receive an education.

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