Did you know it takes only $26 to help provide a teacher, textbook and table for one school child living in a refugee camp in East Africa?
The ALWS (Australian Lutheran World Service) ‘Walk My Way’ event (a walking challenge that raises money to support refugee kids to go to school) came to Faith Lutheran College Junior School in Term 2.
On Friday 26th June, each class spent 26 minutes walking around the Junior School’s grounds and taking part in a range of activities and fun team games at stations set up by the student leaders. The walk concluded with 26 minutes in the College’s wild space, the ‘Bush Block’, gathered around the fire pit with time to reflect and think of the children they helped through their walk and fundraising efforts.
Students were able to wear casual clothes for the day and bring a gold coin donation to add to the College fund raising effort. These funds (totalling $534) will be added to funds raised by the school community, family and friends, who were invited to donate online via the Walk My Way website and the total announced to the children at the start of Term 3. “Our amazing and generous community have really supported this event,” commented Year 6 Teacher Mrs Judy Minge. With an original goal of $1000, the funds raised online already tallied $1810 by the week’s end and continues to climb.