This November, students from the Graduating Class of 2019 will fly to Nepal to take part in Service Trip 2019.
Departing November 24, students will travel to Dhading (West of Kathmandu in Nepal) where the cohort will support existing humanitarian efforts to repair damaged classrooms to the Mahadev Secondary School, and other community project work.
ADRA (Adventist Disaster Relief Agency) has had an established presence for some time in Kathmandu. An ongoing partnership with ADRA provides the opportunity for students to be exposed to a challenging environment, without placing them at any significant risk. The program is effective in building resilience, confidence, compassion, understanding and a sense of justice in students. These qualities are essential in preparation for adulthood. Often, students who have travelled abroad stand out to employers and tertiary institutions as these projects are acknowledged for helping to create well-rounded employees and students.
Deputy Principal Darren Martin says: “The Nepal Trip is the final opportunity for students to demonstrate the value of Service. It allows time for deep, relational connections to be formulated amongst students and staff members as part of serving local communities in a remote, challenging environment. Nepal also strengthens existing partnerships with ADRA in the region.”
Year 12 student, Jake says: “Throughout my life, I have dreamed of travelling to help those in need and improve their lives in any way that I can. This trip to Nepal is an opportunity of a lifetime to fulfil those dreams and to put a smile on the faces of everyone I meet there.”
Help support this year’s Nepal Service Trip by donating via the Colour Run. This is a whole-campus community event, held on Friday 8 November. There’s a distance for all fitness levels to choose from and prizes to be won. Head over to schoolfundraising.com.au, create a student profile page and start raising funds.