The Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club donated Children’s World Atlases to each of the fourth-grade students at the Sanibel School last week. The Atlases were made available by the World Atlas Project launched in Lee County by the Fort Myers Kiwanis Club.
San-Cap Kiwanian Ken Burgener led the class through an engaging presentation of the various types of information found in an Atlas — from flags to populations to climate. Burgener also regaled the students with stories of his personal travels to many of the countries found in the Atlas.
Ft Myers Kiwanis Club President Denny Sharma, who organizes the World Atlas Project for Lee County, discussed his Indian heritage. When asked by a student if he still speaks Indian, his fluent reply in his native Hindi prompted a delighted response in the classroom.
Sanibel School Principal, and fellow Kiwanian, Jennifer Lusk expressed her appreciation for the donation. “I loved watching our students turn the pages and share with their neighbor a fun fact they learned or how to use latitude and longitude to find where we live”, Lusk said. “We are fortunate to have a strong relationship with the island Kiwanis Club. They continue to support our school spirit nights, and volunteer whenever we have a need. I am beyond thankful for their investment in our students and school community.”
San-Cap Kiwanis Club is dedicated to serving the island’s youth through scholarships and project grants. The Club meets at 7:30every Tuesday morning at the Sanibel Community House.