At BTPA – we are so impressed by all the schools who support us. Here is a summary from the Social Justice Captains at Our Lady’s Craigieburn. Thank you! (And if you have a story to tell, send it to anne.hibbert@aus.bahaytuluyan.org)

 

At Our Lady’s, everyone was so inspired by the Kidsview conference that we decided to make a difference and help Bahay Tuluyan.

The conference was inspiring and challenging and helped us realised that we are lucky and that there are much bigger problems in life.

We wanted to do something that could change someone’s else’s life for a change. We wanted to prove that anyone can make a change, even a kid. We decided that we would support Bahay Tuluyan and sell the handmade products that are made by the kids and mothers from the Philippines and then this money could help them to move forward in their lives.

We started of with the aim of $200 but as we convinced more and more students in our school to support this great cause, we well and truly exceeded our aim. Together we raised $1204.40, an amount that we were shocked to see on our calculator.

After talking to Clare from BTPA about how the money we raised could be used, she told us about a campaign to send as many children to school as possible.  Clare told us that we had raised enough money to send 5 children to school for one whole year ! WOW we thought, that would be amazing!!!

We are proud of ourselves and of our peers that we were able to raise enough money to help 5 children have an education for a year. We did what we never thought was possible, we made a change. We always assumed that Grade 6’s could never make an impact on somebody’s life, but we were wrong.

With the support of the students ,teachers and parents we have proved that anyone can make a difference.  Our efforts have given the opportunity for the kids from Bahay Tuluyan to chase their dreams and achieve their goals in the future.

We are all proud of our successful achievement and hope this is one small step for a bigger future, for us and for those five students.

Now it is your turn, age doesn’t matter.

Are YOU going to make a difference ???

Written by Krissy & Raffaela (Year 6 Justice Captains)

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