To further promote our E (Empathy) of RISE, our Junior School established a link with the SHINE CAMBODIA School.
Yesterday in our Assembly, past student Gavin Choong (Class of 2018 and who spoke at the recent whole School Foundation Assembly and as mentioned on Tintern Grammar social media was recently nominated by the Australian Financial Review as a ‘Top 100 Future Leader’ in recognition of his advocacy work as Amnesty International Global Youth Spokesperson), shared information about the RISE Cambodia School with our boys.
This is a school where students were only given the opportunity to attend for two hours a day, before being sent out to work in fields, hampering their future opportunities and life choices. Their school conditions were primitive.
Through the work of SHINE Cambodia, the School now offers a full day program and is empowering the children in the journey.
Gavin spoke about the wonderful progress that is being made and has offered our boys and families the opportunity to fundraise for a TV and speakers for the one classroom. In the coming year, we will be regularly connecting with the school children and looking at further ways in which we can provide them with support.
We are asking our boys to genuinely offer an ‘act of service’ at home that can be recognised with a donation to this very worthwhile fundraiser.
An act of service could be washing cars, cleaning windows, assisting you with home duties…a small act that gives a sense of Factis Non Verbis.
We are hoping that each boy can be inspired to give $5-$10, which will be an empathic and kind gesture and make an enormous difference to the lives of many children. Further information can be found via the links below
Shine Cambodia Facebook Page
Adam Kenny | Head of Boys’ Junior School