Elementary students from Abraar Elementary, along with their teachers are working to effect change in their local and global communities.
The school has been promoting character development by dedicating character traits to be practiced each month within classrooms. To this end, the fifth grade teachers dedicated the month of April to making a difference.
Young learners of 5A and 5B classrooms were tasked with learning about the meaningful work of various local charities. Through the course of the month, students spent their days learning the numerous ways charities in Canada support the most vulnerable, locally and around the world. Among those analyzed was SOS Children’s Villages Canada.
Children naturally love to help others; therefore, nurturing this innate generosity is likely to mean that they grow up with a greater appreciation of what they have. With this in mind, after completing the research component of the charities, Ms. Hoda and Ms. Malaika further engaged their fifth grade students to develop presentations to share their findings with their peers, in effort to select one charity to further support. The unified choice was SOS Children’s Villages Canada.
Through a combination of many school fundraisers, Abraar School pupils managed to raise an impressive $1,250 in support of SOS Children’s Villages. The funds raised will help restore the balance in life for vulnerable children and families in Lebanon.
A big thank you to our friends at Abraar Elementary for being powerful agents of change!
Pictured: Omar, Fae, Rida, Sana, Hasan, Fatima, Ms. Dina, Ms. Hoda and Ms. Malaika with Thomas Bauer (CEO) during their visit to SOS Children’s Villages Canada’s office.