Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Donation to Haiti

I thought I would share with you a recent newspaper article that recognized our school for it's donation to the International Red Cross Society for the victims of Haiti. 4th grade teacher Angela Langlands spearheaded the collection with her students as part of their community service project. It makes one proud to know that they were able to collect more than $10,000 for such a worthy cause.

AIS students collect KD 3,335 for victims of Haiti
By: Sara Mustafa
The students of the American International School of Kuwait (AIS) helped raise donations for the victims of Haiti''s earthquake on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The event was attended by the International Relations Supervisor of the Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society (KRCS), Mohamed Hassan, the owner and Director of AIS, Samera AlـRayes and Principal Robert Little.
In a speech thanking the students, Hassan said, "Voluntary work is something that should be inculcated in children since the early years of childhood so they are able to grow up used to giving generously. I''m very proud of all the efforts that I have seen from the children today."
He added, "It is a nice gesture from the students to participate. The students'' enthusiasm was very encouraging for KRCS, which has made us consider them volunteers for the society. Finally, I would like to thank the school management and all the teachers for their efforts in enhancing the student''s sense of responsibility toward others."
On her part, AlـRayes noted, "A part of the school''s responsibility is to educate students about good citizenship in order to enable them to participate in constructive activities and become a part of the humanitarian causes."
AlـRayes elaborated, "The students themselves are the ones who came up with the idea of the donations, and it was welcomed with a lot of support and encouragement. The school has collected donations from all students in all grades, teachers and staff."
The event was planned and supervised by Ms. Angela''s fourth grade class and the school successfully collected a total amount of about 3335 Kuwaiti dinars in cooperation with KRCS.
AIS student Ralph Snabian said, "Today we helped in organizing this event in order to raise money for the victims of Haiti. Mr. Mohamed from KRCS came to collect the donations and we managed to raise a total of KD 3335. It was very moving to be able to help those people in need." Another AIS student Babi AlـSabah explained, "We have been sending out letters to all the students in the school and their parents in order to persuade them to donate for the victims of the devastating earthquake. It is very important to help the Haitians as soon as possible as they are facing a huge crisis."

Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows. (Moliere)

Peace & blessings, Tammy


Anonymous said...

Such a nice recognition for all the work done to raise such needed money!!
Nice post Tammy!

The Farmer's Attic said...

That's great! It's good to teach kids early the importance of sharing with ourselves, our time, our finances with others.

Great post.


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Tammy Sweetie...
Good Morning, and what a beautiful welcome. I am so thrilled that the schools are still teaching some of these wonderful values. It is so great that you all were recognized, as this makes these children really feel GREAT about what they have done, and it encourages them to want to do other things further down the road. Sometimes at home with family, and sometimes there back in the school.

I love your header sweetie. It is so beautiful for Valentine's Day and everyday. Thank you for sharing with me this morning. Have a beautiful day.

Country hugs and so much love...Sherry

Libbie said...

Yeah! Since my Annie is raising money I am really interested in reading about other kids doing this too! It is so exciting as parents to see our kids caring isn't it! That is a lot of money those kids raised, WOW!!! So exciting! SO inspiring! Thanks for sharing it!

Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog. Bo sure does keep me busy! I am not really sure what to do with him yet...and his brother is on the verge of walking! HELP! Growing up in a family of girls the boy world is so foreign to me! We just get after him like crazy, teach & pray...a lot :)

Take Care!

Susan said...

Oh those beautiful tomatoes....they aren't even close to looking like that here!! Yes we got dumped with ore does look pretty though!!

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic event this fund raiser turned out to be. It is not often you see things like this happen, and how nice to know that the students and teachers who planned and organized this whole thing got recognized. I hope everyone at AIS realizes what an amazing accomplishment this is. GOOD FOR THEM!!!!!!!!


Claus said...

What a wonderful gesture! indeed, an example to MANY.

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