Yarram Secondary Colleges’ Year 12 Class of 2014, has been given an opportunity to volunteer their time to support a community project in Cambodia. The idea of working overseas and ‘giving something back’ was first floated by student, Kaitlin Woolford. The idea has since been embraced by Trinity Andrews and nine other senior students who have signed up for a two week Cambodian adventure. The community project that our students have expressed interest in includes a week in a village environment working on building and creating sustainable resources and a second week working on the restoration of jungle habitat for the rehabilitation of discarded and abused elephants and monkeys.
The projected cost of this two week community project is $3,000 dollars per student. So far we have been incredibly fortunate in our fundraising efforts with The Rotary Club of Yarram generously donating $2000. Rotary was approached by one of our senior students, Trinity Andrews, who not only wrote to Rotary, but went along to one of their dinner meetings to present the core values of the Cambodia project. Sue Hopkins from the Rotary Club was so impressed with Trinity’s letter and presentation that she made an appointment with the Assistant Principal, Lyn Kerrison and committed $2000.00 to the project.
Amidst a great deal of excitement Sue Hopkins presented Trinity Andrews with a cheque for $2000, on Wednesday afternoon. This money will go towards securing our students placement on the program.
We are all very excited about the trip and extend our heartfelt thanks to Rotary for helping to make this dream a reality.