This year a group of dedicated Grade 6 and 7 students have joined the club Me to We. Me to We, in association with Free the Children, aims to empower youth to create change. By joining Me to We, students have committed to supporting at least one local and one international cause.
International Cause: Sierra Leone
The members of Me to We have chosen to adopt a village in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone has been devastated by years of civil war, and much of the infrastructure including schools, homes, medical and water facilities were destroyed. By adopting a village in Sierra Leone, Free the Children will build schools, train teachers, build hand pumps & water stations, provide water & sanitation education, distribute bed nets etc. Please stay tuned for activities that the students will be initiating to support a village in Sierra Leone.
Local Cause: The Daily Food Bank
This year, the first initiative of our Me to We group will be a local one. The program we are currently running is We Scare Hunger – a food drive supporting the Daily Food Bank that serves some people in our immediate community.
Did you know that 38% of people who use food banks are youth? Or that food bank use has increased by 20% in the past ten years? Did you know that 1 in 5 parents don’t eat to ensure their children have enough to eat?
Students are asked, if they are able, to bring in non-perishable food items (pasta, rice, canned fruit/vegetables, canned soup, baby formula etc). This program will run from October 8th – November 8th. Students who bring in at least one non-perishable item will be welcome to participate in hat day (date to be announced).
Thank you for your support,
From the Me to We Members