19 December 2018 Emily Yong   | News | Whole School  
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On Friday 14th Week 9, 7A and Ms Yong collected and raised money for the UNHCR foundation during assembly and lunch outside the canteen. In case you don’t know what the UNHCR foundation is, it is a foundation which raises money for the refugees in need. We promoted the fundraiser by asking students to bring in their lunch from home and to donate the money intended to spend on lunch to the UNHCR.

7A students Shaasi Maheswaran, Ayman Chaabou, Zane Hamad, Aditya Tiwari, Sameen Roka  and Aarav Sharma spoke at assembly, informing the school about the fundraiser and the UNHCR. “Lunch Money for Refugees” cause provides severely malnourished children with type of peanut butter substance that helps gain weight rapidly and safely. Every year around three million children under five die due to causes related to malnourishment. Yet even a severely malnourished child has a 98% chance of survival if they receive support in time.

7A collected $420.70 from students during assembly and at lunch on the day and were taken aback by the generosity of the Homebush Boys High School community. Thanks again for all your support, to help refugees across the world with food and the basic necessities we enjoy in Australia. Hopefully we can help save more malnourished children to live happy and healthy lives.

By Hayder Mangol and Musa Tokyurek 7A