Twinning is an Institute initiative that encourages Districts that are financially able to aid those most in need.
In response to the General Chapter’s call for twinning, the United States and Toronto launched a Region-wide Twinning Program in 1995, with support from all the District Visitors, to financially assist the Lwanga District in Africa and enable it to achieve self-sufficiency in the long-term.
Twinning partners each Lasallian school in RELAN with a Lasallian school in the Lwanga District, which includes the countries of Kenya, Nigeria, Eritrea, Ethiopia and South Africa. The annual Twinning appeal provides for the educational needs of African students who are economically poor or even without families. Financial contributions from students in RELAN schools are used to cover the cost of educating students in their respective twin schools in Africa. This includes tuition, teacher salaries, building/maintenance expenses, purchase of books and school supplies, etc., including board and lodging.
The Office of Lasallian Education coordinates the implementation of the Twinning Program in the RELAN, collecting contributions from RELAN schools, facilitating communication between twin schools and serving as a resource center.
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