Students fundraise to support poor schools

Published on July 25, 2012

Vientiane College students held a “Fair Share” fundraiser to support poor schools in Vientiane at the college on Saturday.

The fair included food and clothing booths, as well as games and entertainment including puzzles, sack races, and face painting games.

There was also a concert by students and popular singer, Aluna, a young dance group performance, and a car wash service to collect money to buy educational materials for students at Dongnasok primary school.

The fair is part of the Change for Schools Challenge, an international project implemented in over 35 countries to provide the simple four-step process for students to “Feel, Imagine, Do and Share” and spread the “ I can” message to encourage social contributions. Ms Chantthisa Phondouangdy, a Fair Share organiser and teacher at Vientiane College, said it was the first time Vientiane College has held a fair under the programme, and she hopes it encouraged positive thinking from the students and taught them to share socially.

Money from the fair wi ll be donated to Dongnasok Primary School to provide educational materials, and the success of the event means the college will continue to organise fairs in the future to help other poor schools in Vientiane.

Source: Vientiane Times
By Sisouphan Amphonephong
July 25, 2012