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Julie Donohue Manuel, a teacher at Shaffer Elementary School in Littleton, travels to Kenya to work with students at the Ronesa Academy, a private school she helped establish.
South Jeffco teacher continues efforts at school in Kenyan village

Five years after a humble beginning with five students and a chicken coop for a classroom, a South Jeffco teacher has helped establish a school in Kenya that 122 youngsters now attend.

Julie Donohue Manuel, a first-grade teacher at Shaffer Elementary School, has worked at the school during her summer break for the past five years. She also has raised funds for the school and other projects benefiting the Maasai community in Kenya.

“What we do every year is basic,” Julie told the Pathfinders in Evergreen on July 22.

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