International mindedness and the service of others are core values of Somerset College. In recent years there has been a significant focus on raising the profile of these values through the Service Learning programme, Impact.
Impact endeavours to promote these values through a three-tiered programme involving awareness sessions, indirect service and direct service activities. This week, students in the Junior School were privileged to be involved in an awareness session, presented by Dr Terry King who founded the African charity Mission Educate.
Mission Educate was established in Mozambique in 2001 and endeavours to provide the children of this nation with an opportunity to attend school from the early years right through to the senior years. In recent times, their programmes have expanded to include tertiary and vocational training for the young people who have graduated from their schooling programmes. While they have been given land by the government of Mozambique to run their programmes, infrastructure and staffing is funded entirely by the generosity of others. As such they rely heavily on the donations of others and community participation in their fundraising events.
“The Mozi Run” is the primary fundraising event of Mission Educate on the Gold Coast and is being held on Saturday 19 March 2016 at 2.00pm. It has been promoted as a fun, family-friendly event that caters for all ages and ability levels from walkers right through to running enthusiasts. Students in the Junior School would have received flyers containing the details of this event at Wednesday’s Chapel. Should you and your family wish to participate in this event, more details can be obtained by visiting www.themozirun.org or by emailing email@example.com.
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