The Mwebaza Foundation Featured in Niwot Country Living

Many Niwot residents will recognize the name Dale Peterson, a teacher at Niwot Elementary School, the founder of the Mwebaza Foundation, a cultural exchange project the motto for which is “Sharing Cultures, Building Communities, Enriching Lives.” This foundation grew out of Peterson’s 2006 first-grade pen-pal exchange with a Kenyan School. Given the development of political upheaval in Kenya, Peterson’s young writers were connected with a new group of students in Kyengera, Uganda, over 8500 air miles from Colorado. Despite the distance, the language and cultural differences, one particular Niwot father-son duo maintain their connection with the East African nation a decade after it began.
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