This year’s Sponsored Walk organised by The British School of Barcelona at the Olympic Canal was a real success, generating more than €2,750 of funds towards the education of orphan children in Malayaka House in Uganda.
The event attracted 200 students and parents on a bright sunny Saturday morning who had the opportunity to either walk or run the three-kilometre course around the Canal as many times as desired and take part in Zumba sessions, a treasure hunt, face-painting and do some arts & crafts. There were also student-led stands where participants could buy cakes or hand-made Malayaka products.
A post-event reflection session took place this Tuesday at BSB Nexus where Year 12 members of the CAS Committee and volunteer parents of Malayaka House reflected on the organisation of the event. In an honest and open conversation, the strengths of the arrangements were identified and celebrated, whilst new ideas were drawn on how to further improve this BSB annual fundraising event. Every member of the CAS Committee contributed with their own views ending up with well-defined plans for next year as well as for the upcoming events which are still to take place during the Summer term.
Fundraising CAS-led activities and projects have raised nearly 3,700 euros this year. This amount will help finance one year of schooling for four orphan Ugandan children in Malayaka House.
Mrs Kovac, IBDP and CAS Coordinator, commented: “We have to celebrate every success of the CAS Committee knowing how hard they work to help other children both here and in Uganda. CAS Committee provides many opportunities for our students to apply (and fine tune) their organisation, negotiation and communication skills. It allows them to see how things are in real world and create meaningful experiences for their future life”.
CAS Committee forms part of CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) which is a core component of the Pre-University offer at BSB Nexus.
About Malayaka House
Malayaka House España is a non-profit, international humanitarian organisation that works to guarantee the rights of Ugandan children and offer them a better life.
For more information, please visit: Malayaka House España