Grade 6 class raises funds for drought relief in the Horn of Africa

 

October 24, 2011
HANNAH BUNN, MCKENNA RYAN
AND MEGAN CHORNEY
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON – At Archbishop Joseph McNeil, the class of 6B raised about $1,640 with the help of the government matching our money.

In our Grade 6 class we heard about the drought in the Horn of Africa affecting about 11 million people. The people most affected by this drought are pregnant moms and children under five.

The drought took place in Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Uganda. There are over 370 000 refugees in Dadaab.

Our Grade 6 teacher Mrs. Moira Lintz used to work as a teacher in Africa. With the great experience the students gave her, all she wanted to do was to give back to their kind hearts. So that's what we did.

We organized the event for Monday Sept. 12. Everyone enjoyed the 20-minute run.

This run-a-thon is one of the many charities our school has been involved with. We do food hampers for Christmas, the Terry Fox Run and our annual fashion show for Africa.

Mr. Kim Brophy, our principal, is considering doing a run for the Horn of Africa year round. We hope the money we raised will make a difference in the lives of those in need.