STUCO Lock-In Supports Seng Girls’ Vocational School and Home

STUCO Lock-In Supports Seng Girls’ Vocational School and HomeThe high school student council (STUCO) organized a “Lock In”  last weekend in aid of the Seng Girls Home. For those of you who are new to the International high school experience, a Lock In is a school and parent-supervised overnight experience, consisting of fun activities, usually organized in support of a local charity.

In order for STUCO to hold the event, they were challenged to meet three conditions; if they failed to do so, the Lock-In would be cancelled. Students had to:

  • Use the Lock-In not only to have fun but to raise awareness, develop empathy for others, and to raise funds for a service learning project.
  • Include all members of our community for support and participation, including teachers and parents.
  • Work together to plan, manage, and organize all aspects of the event.

Fortunately, after much hard work, the students pulled it off, meeting all three objectives.  STUCO members chose to support The Seng Girls’ Home by sponsoring a student for one year. The Seng Girls Vocational Training School and Home in Qinghai Province is sponsored by Captivating International, whose mission is “to elevate children above the poverty line”. Captivating works with LOVEQTRA, a Chinese registered charity in Qinghai, and the Chinese government to address the needs of at-risk girls in remote locations of Qinghai. It is a tremendously worthy cause and STUCO will continue its fundraising efforts in the future.

The Lock In is a true community event, and it offers us a chance to come together as parents, educators, and students.  I would like to thank all the parents and teachers who came out to support their children by volunteering. Whether grilling hamburgers, making waffles at breakfast, providing snacks, or even spending the entire night in the school with 45 teenagers, your efforts are appreciated! A Lock-In demands a great deal of commitment from us all, and certainly no one demonstrated this like Ken Tsui, who offered to have his head shaved if STUCO met its financial target. We thank you, Mr. Tsui, and only hope that your hair will indeed grow back one day.

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