A group of seniors from Worcester Preparatory School has created Students Change A Nation, or Students CAN, to help build schools in Cambodia. The group, which includes Claire Stickler, Lewes; Alissa Talbert, Eden, Md.; Razaak Eniola, Salisbury, Md.; Lucas Baier, Ocean City, Md.; Chris Klug, Salisbury; and Daniel Rosa, Lewes, is working with the nonprofit organization World Assistance for Cambodia. Their goal is to provide St. Paul’s School of Hope with an English/computer teacher, a low-energy computer network with internet access, a vegetable garden, a water filter, solar panels, and a library.
To earn funds for Students CAN, the seniors have sponsored events at DiFebo’s Restaurant in Bethany Beach and the Greene Turtle in Ocean City, Md., and a bake sale on the boardwalk. Besides their work for St. Paul’s, they have run clothing drives for local thrift stores. Their efforts so far have netted more than $7,000, well on their way to a goal of $15,000.
Worcester Prep AP history teacher Larry Morris said, “Students CAN is a great story of initiative, compassion and organizational skills. It was Claire Stickler’s idea, and she enlisted a number of her friends to help. I continue to be very impressed with what these wonderful young people have achieved.”
The volunteers have created their own website and Facebook page, which can be found at www.students-can.org and on Facebook by searching for Students CAN.