Enthusiasm for Service
If you noticed a particularly active calendar of fun events lately, it is not your imagination. Flyers and posters are everywhere for carnivals, movie nights, game nights, ice cream socials, pie tosses, bake sales and a Bazaar as well as a baby sitting service, all in the last two weeks of September or beginning of October.
All of this fun is in response to a project started by four high school students to raise enough money to provide a school backpack filled with useful items for each of the 100 girls at the Seng Girls’ Home. It is an ambitious project with a goal of raising US$6,000 in a few weeks.
These four students recognized that they could not raise so much alone so with the support of Victoria Robins, the HS CAS Coordinator, they appealed to the Bayside Advisory Groups. Instead of four students there are more than 240 students using their imaginations, time and energy to meet this need.
There is no doubt that many students are motivated as much by the fun of the activities as they are by the need that their efforts will fill. However, they are building relationship with Seng Girls’ Home, having met several of the girls last year when they came to sing with a mixed choir of SIS and QSI students and danced for a Bayside assembly. They look forward to another visit as the 3rd Annual Auction approaches on October 22.
Through the Advisories, there are opportunities to use this effort to better understand the role of service in life of a global citizen. Through relationship with the Seng Home students better understand that they are part of a larger community.
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