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Geography Students make a World of Difference

25/11/2014

GEOGRAPHY STUDENTS MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE

 

For the 9th year another batch of Year 12 and 11 Geography students (as well as many staff members), have continued their World Vision sponsorship (http://worldvision.com.au/sponsor-a-child/how-sponsorship-works.aspx).

Our sponsored child, Nadine St Louis, comes from one of the poorest countries in the world: Haiti. Nadine and her family live in a barren, rural area located on an island about 155km from the capital. Most people are fishermen or farmers, but poor soils and environmental degradation make it hard for them to produce enough food. Poor diets, dirty water and limited health knowledge lead to the spread of diseases and health clinics lack trained staff and supplies. Children must travel far to reach schools where resources and trained teachers are in short supply. Not surprisingly, school drop-out rates are high. We know that our sponsorship money will make a huge difference in this poor community.

Special mention must be made of a number of exceptional contributions: Lavinia Major, Samantha Day, Tamara Eru, Tanika Cooke, Renieca Weldon, Sherry Gordon, Mrs Heath and Mrs Kerr.

Total donations amounted to over $1000 so the extra money raised (close to $500) was donated to Médecins Sans Frontières (http://www.msf.org.au/index.php?id=msfaustralia) in their fight against Ebola. MSF (also known as Doctors without Borders) is the world’s leading independent organisation for medical humanitarian aid.   The money we have donated will quite literally save lives.

Our aim is to continue this sponsorship indefinitely so that each year a new batch of Geography students will “Make a Difference” to a child who lives in poverty.

 

Mr Boxall

Geography teacher