Harmony Committee and Gifted & Talented Student Leadership Team Fundraise for India
In Week 5 on Friday 21 May, the Harmony Committee and Gifted & Talented Student Leadership Team, supported by Principal Mrs Alanna Sherwood and Year 12 Coordinator Mrs Sally Narvez, all dressed in traditional Indian garb, ran an Indian food stall during recess to raise money to provide masks, sanitisers and other hygiene products to underprivileged Indian children effected by the Covid-19 crisis in India.
As we all know, India has been badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Given that Australia has a large Australian-Indian community, for many of us the devastation in India was not just a statistic but a personal tragedy; as such, a large number of students and staff who have links to or origins in India, were feeling helpless in the face of this humanitarian crisis, so we came up with the idea of the fundraiser to raise not just money but awareness of the plight of our Indian brothers and sisters. We raised over $1,000 by selling the delicious wares donated by parents, Gifted & Talented Leadership Group, staff and Madras Corner Café in Piara Waters, and through the generous $200 donation from the P&C and the canteen.
The money has been given to SEWA International Australia, a not-for-profit charity supported by the Premier of WA to disseminate to relevant Indian charities. A huge commendation goes to the Harmony Committee, and all the students and staff of Melville Senior High School for digging deep for this worthy cause.