Adelaide High School staff and students have again combined with members of the Zonta Club of Adelaide to pack birthing kits for women in developing countries.
May 15 saw the students of Adelaide High teaming up with the women from Zonta International to provide 600 birthing kits to women in underdeveloped countries.
This year, the project was run by a Year 12 Society and Culture class, as part of their Social Action assignment. The class undertook the primary responsibility of placing advertising posters around the school and educating Year 9 classes about the birthing kits during Pastoral Care, to enhance their involvement in the packing.
Fundraising was conducted by selling gift cards so we could buy the essential materials needed for the kits.
On the day, students helped set up tables and then, in a production line, undertook the task of packing the birthing kits. A tally was kept on the board to keep track of the number of birthing kits made. These students completed the goal of 600 birthing kits, which was an outstanding achievement for a worthy cause. Great enthusiasm and commitment was shown and it was a privilege having the women from Zonta there as well, as they created a friendly and helpful atmosphere.
Special thanks go to the International and Interact students who assisted, the Year 9 volunteers and Ms Vandellis, Mr Babirat, Mr Black and Ms Irvine for supporting the students.
Alma Ramcilovic SG04
Fatima Afzali SB95