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13GNS’s 40 Hour Famine Project

Teresa Croker (Year 11)

Sancta Maria College has been supporting the 40-Hour Famine for over 15 years as it is an important part of our Special Character. This year, we were very fortunate to have a representative from World Vision, Luke, come speak to us. During his talk he shared eye-opening facts and information which inspired many students and teachers to take action.

The funds raised this year are going to help protect the children in sub-Saharan Africa from the hunger pandemic. $6 buys a family fast-growing seeds and $41 provide life-saving food for a whole month. $94 trains 15 families to form a saving group helping them afford food and $250 funds an entire community garden.

An example of an amazing project is from the homeroom class of Dr Laux, 13GNS. In their last year of college, they discussed leaving a legacy and doing something for the wider community. So, 13GNS will be raising $250 to plant a community garden! Each student is contributing $5 then Dr Laux is matching the remaining. As active participants in the world, they came together as a homeroom getting involved in raising money for World Vision.

In the same way, we encourage other students to help with fundraising despite what amount, every cent counts. Head to CU1 during interval/lunch or go to 40hour.org.nz to sign up. Look out for other opportunities and events on the Instagram page @smc.worldvision so we can shape history together

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