HELPING STUDENTS HALF A WORLD AWAY; CBA’S TWIN SCHOOL
May 23, 2017
On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Christian Brothers Academy welcomed Brother Ghebreyesus Habte to campus to present on the Twinning program. He was joined by one of the District twinning coordinators, Maryann Donohue-Lynch of DENA.
TWINNING IS AN INSTITUTE INITIATIVE THAT ENCOURAGES DISTRICTS THAT ARE FINANCIALLY ABLE TO AID THOSE MOST IN NEED. AS PART OF THE INITIATIVE, CBA WAS PAIRED WITH THE NATIVITY SCHOOL IN ERITREA—PART OF NORTHEASTERN AFRICA.
Through several fundraising initiatives throughout this past academic year, CBA students have helped raise funds to directly support the Nativity School.
From the Christian Brothers Conference website: “While the benefits for African students are many, twinning also impacts Lasallian students in North America by giving them an opportunity to learn about other cultures, customs, and viewpoints along with becoming more aware of their own blessings. It helps to build character and respect and develop responsibility. The partnership brings together Lasallian students on two continents, in solidarity as brothers and sisters, to share challenges, accomplishments, stories, and experiences.”
IN KEEPING WITH THE OATH TAKEN BY ALL CBA STUDENTS, THE TWINNING INITIATIVE PROVIDES ONE MORE AVENUE FOR OUR ACADEMY MEN TO “SERVE AND STAND FOR THOSE IN NEED.” THROUGH THE INITIATIVE, OUR STUDENTS CAN BETTER LEARN THE IMPORTANCE OF HELPING THOSE WHOM THEY MIGHT NEVER EVEN MEET.
About Christian Brothers Conference:
Christian Brothers Conference (CBC), based in Washington, DC, is the central office of the Lasallian Region of North America/Région Lasallienne de l’Amérique du Nord (RELAN). The Region includes Lasallian ministries in the United States and Canada. A Region is established by the Brothers’ Institute as a means of coordination and collaboration among Districts in a particular geographical area.
Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is a private, Catholic, academic preparatory school for boys located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Founded in 1959 and taught in the Lasallian tradition, CBA is dedicated to helping students become intellectually mature and morally responsible leaders for society. Through the combined efforts of the Office of Advancement and friends of the Academy, CBA awards over $1.3 million in scholarships and financial aid to current students. Experience the Academy at www.CBALincroftNJ.org
Brother Ghebreyesus Habte presenting on the Twinning program.