Year 5 & 6 students of Hopetown School in Wyong NSW have enjoyed their second S.E.A.T Project. After completing their SEAT build, investigating bamboo as a sustainable resource, building their own model bamboo homes, researching life in the Solomon Islands and gaining an insight into their lifestyle, students became interested in helping families and schools.
Students be-friended a community in a village in the Malaita Province and fund-raised for their new Solomon Island friends including the sale of their decorated SEATs. Money raised was used to send directly to the school (as freight can be expensive) where basic needs (chairs, balls, blocks, learning charts) for the students could be purchased on home ground.
These are photos of the children sitting on the chairs bought with your donation. This is for the first time these children are sitting on chairs. Some of these kids not even have chairs in their homes. This is a great life changing for them. These children are very happy and ask many questions about Hopetown School. The donations bring a lot of new life experiences for these children. The children, mum and the community send their big thank you to you, your students and Hopetown School for your donations. The children and mum were saying they have nothing to give you return, however, they feel they are connected with you through the beautiful heart your school have for them. May God’s blessing be upon you all. ”
Sharon Frank – teacher/daughter of founder Grace Kirimaoma, Grace Divine School, Malaita Province, Solomon Islands