YISS Elementary WALKaSOCKathon
February 25, 2019 | FeaturedOrchards
The elementary students at YISS participated in their annual service learning campaign, the WALKaSOCKathon. This year, the chosen charity was Save the Children, which works for the rights of many children throughout the world. The goal was to raise money so that Save the Children could provide red goats for the families in Niger, which are used to provide essential nutrition and financial support for years.
After nearly a month of fundraising, the elementary students turned in W 7,429,000 (US $6,700)! Additionally, the PTO matched 10% of the donations, providing another W 742,000 (US $670). This enabled Save the Children to buy 204 red goats for those families and children in Niger in desperate need. Furthermore, students were asked to write or draw some of the chores they had performed to earn money, and there were many lovely reports of acts of kindness and service to others.
Since 2009, when Walkathon became WALKaSOCKathon, YISSelementary students have raised W 76,431,183, or approximately $68,000. We are proud of our students for working hard to make a difference in the lives of children all over the world.
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