Sept. 5, 2011
Stuart Grauer, Alex Mitalia, Jorge Rivera-Bernal
-- Encinitas, CA----Los Angeles based American Hope Charities selected The Grauer School as a subject in a recent documentary film depicting the Southern California visit of Apostle Alex Mitala, who is both a religious Leader and Statesman from Uganda, Africa. He operates a school and orphanage in Uganda that supports over 2,000 children and provides comprehensive education from preschool through high school. Apostle Mitala encourages high school graduates to create microenterprises for those students who cannot enter public universities (there are 5,000 applicants for each scholarship available). The film, "Let the Children Bee3", focuses on Apostle Mitala's life, including the school, and his efforts to protect the Ugandan environment. The Grauer School was selected to participate in the film as a leading example of sustainable practices in Southern California, as well as an exemplary educational environment and for it’s international work focused on fostering humanitarian outreach among it’s students. The film shoot took place on the campus of the Grauer School in Encinitas, which includes a 3-acre natural habitat.
According to Grauer School Principal Dana Abplanalp-Diggs, “I found the day of the shoot to be beautiful and extremely educational. This was an extraordinary experience for our students who were engaged in the film shoot on campus --- it truly brought to life the global reach our school philosophy embodies that each of us can make a difference in enhancing the educational lives of others, regardless of their location and circumstances. Much like the school managed by Apostle Mitala, The Grauer School embraces core values of intellectual curiosity, resourcefulness, perseverance, compassion, accountability and self-advocacy.”
Upon completion, the film will be previewed throughout Europe and in The Grauer School’s continuing film and speaker series of “Great Conversations.”
The Grauer School is a UNESCO associated, independent grades 6 –12 college preparatory day school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It is renowned for its expeditionary learning and Socratic methods, enabling the school to provide the most balanced pathway to top colleges available. To learn more about The Grauer School experience or enrollment for the upcoming 2012-2013 academic year, visit www.grauerschool.com or call 760/944-6777.
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