CARBONEAR, NL — Carbonear Academy students have been very busy this past couple of months bringing awareness to the issue of hunger.
They have recently become part of the WE movement, an organization of students and educators that empower young people to become problem-solvers in the real world. This unique service-learning program provides curriculum, educational resources and a full calendar of campaign ideas that bring local and global issues to the classroom.
The goal of the program is to transform the way that students view their place in the world and to examine ways that they can make a meaningful difference. The WE organization partners with villages in developing countries to make sustainable change.
Their first global initiative was to sell Rafikis, multi-tier handmade beaded bracelets made by women in Kenya. The students raised $1,700, half of which went to provide food for people in the African country.
The students did not end there but decided to give to the local food bank. They had a competition between classes as to which class could bring in the most non-perishable food items.
Their slogan, “Carbonear Academy Lions Race to End Hunger,” caught on. The grade six students had a bake sale, which raised over $400, while the Student Leadership team sold Candy Grams also raising money for the local food bank. Way to go, Carbonear Academy Lions!