Geographe's school famine helps change the world

TROY DOUGLASBusselton Dunsborough Times

Encouraging awareness of the needs of underprivileged people around the world was the core message behind Geographe Primary School’s third annual 40-hour famine initiative.

Picture by Becky Felstead: Anais Kusal, Mitchell Ingrey, Brittany Trolove and Jasmin Mckenzie

About 175 students have so far raised between $5500 and $6000, with the remaining booklets expected to be returned in the next few weeks.

A rice cooking activity and free dress day was held last month, with students not involved with fundraising asked to contribute a gold coin donation.

School chaplain Roger Westaway said even if the target of $7000 was not achieved, about $20,000 had been raised in three years.

He said importantly, children were encouraged not to be “overawed by the immense problem of poverty” and instilled with the belief if everybody did something small, it was possible to “change the world”.

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