Helping a neighbour in need
[First published on 4 June, 2015] It has been a month since the devastating earthquake in Nepal which claimed thousands of lives and left many more homeless. Since then, many schools in Hong Kong have made efforts to help rebuild their community. Here is a taste of what students have done to help Nepal recover from this disaster.
Woodland Group of Pre-schools
Event name: First Steps Himalaya
How: Each of their nine pre-schools across Hong Kong held special activities such as “Crazy Hair and Pyjamas Day” at the Peak Pre-School and “Dress Red, White and Blue Day” at the Montessori Academy.
Amount raised: HK$241,028
Comment: “Teachers talked to the children about their Nepalese counterparts in the quake zone who had lost their homes and had no school to go to any more. The children were very moved by this, and many of them brought their piggy banks to school which they proudly emptied and then helped us to count their hard-earned coins.”
Michel Sealy, Deputy General Manager
Event name: Dress for Nepal
How: Students could make a minimum donation of HK$10 to skip their uniforms and come dressed in the colors of the flag of Nepal: red, blue, and white.
Amount raised: HK$53,304
Comment: “Never have I seen so much red, blue and white in RCHK.” YP imagines it wa a bit like Where’s Wally…
Anushka Purohit, student