by Amanda Kiat (Elementary Vice Principal)
Giving back to others is alive and well at our school. At the beginning of May a grade four student approached me with an idea-she wanted to make origami bouquets with her mother at home and bring them into school to sell. The idea was that she could sell the beautiful bouquets to students to use as gifts for their own mothers for Mother’s Day. Little did I know that she and her friend would end up making almost MOP3000 (and many mothers received a beautiful gift on Mother’s Day). We took that money plus an additional MOP1000 that her friends’ parents donated and went on a shopping spree last week at Kids Cavern. In less than half an hour the girls managed to buy over thirty toys for the children at the Cradle of Hope, a local orphanage that TIS has supported for many years. The children are all under four years old and they are always looking for more toys. Today I had the privilege of accompanying the two girls to The Cradle of Hope where their generosity was very well received and the staff there were very thankful. Here are the steps to giving back to your community (as illustrated by Reever and Karen:
Step 1 : Spend countless hours with your mom making beautiful bouquets of paper flowers:
Step Two : Sell all the flowers and make a lot of money
Step Three : Use the money to shop till you drop!!
Step Four : Deliver your generous donation to some very deserving people
I am so unbelievably proud to know these young ladies and I challenge you all to see what you can do during this week to make this world a better place. Because if two ten year olds can make a difference-certainly we all can.