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Patients at the Port Moresby General Hospital Children’s ward were very happy when they received gifts from Gordon International School students.
The students had prepared the whole of term four to carry out their charity drive which was to donate to the Manam Islander’s Book Project and to the sick at Port Moresby General Hospital as part of their children helping children drive.
Gordon International School hosts this charity drive every two years and nominate charitable organisations to donate to. This is the third year they have successfully run this and so far the school has donated to Life PNG Care and Friends Foundation.
This year the school raised a total of K20,950 from donations and from their Charity Carols by Candlelight event held at the Aquatic Centre early this month.
K20,000 was donated to the Manam Islander’s Book Project in which the founder Ms. Boli and other Manam Island leaders came to receive the cheque at the school.
While the K950 raised was used to purchase diapers for babies at POMGEN and were accompanied by shoe boxes containing stationaries for all children at the Children’s Ward.
The students’ arrival brought smiles from both parents and their children as these gifts were handed to them.
Deputy Principal of Gordon International School Mrs. Florence Sorman explained that the children helping children drive will inspire, educate and encourage students and instill in them the virtues of love, hope, generosity and compassion.
“As Christmas is a time for giving what better way to give back to the community or the less fortunate than by giving these gifts,” said Mrs. Sorman.
She added, “Through a random act of kindness you never know how much of a difference you’re making with just a little gift. We hope that this can cause a lasting impression and impact the minds and hearts of our students through giving.”
Gordon International School is owned and operated by the International Education Agency (IEA) and as part of its corporate goals the IEA prides itself in giving back to the community through its schools’ charity drives and give to the less fortunate, especially during this festive period.