The English School non uniform day collection for Sophia For Children Foundation – we have not forgotten Lebanon
They say that news, no matter how shocking, lasts in our minds as long as it plays in the media. Then it disappears as if it never happened. Unfortunately, this may be the case.
The issue is, those affected by the disaster continue to suffer.
The terrible explosion that took place in Lebanon last August left behind a colossal disaster that also impacted children. Children that lost their parents, their homes. Children who are still injured in hospitals, children who do not even have the basics.
The Sophia for Children Foundation has not forgotten these children. Their aim now is to raise as much money as possible to support the children of Lebanon. To do this, they shipped in from Kenya to Cyprus the sweetest Giraffe-piggy bank.
We were delighted to be the first school to host The Sophia Foundation Giraffe, ‘Sophia’, at The English School on December 11th where students donated money on a fund raising “non uniform day”. Students who are doing their lessons from home did not want to be left out and donated via an online link, showing once again the generous spirit of our school community.
The final amount raised from this charity initiative was a staggering EU2,427.82 – an amazing effort for a worthy cause!
Thank you to all students and staff, and especially to the Chain of Change Charity committee for their excellent organization of this event.
We know that times are difficult for everyone. But social solidarity is what unites us and what ultimately saves us.