Have you heard about “paying it forward”?
“Paying it forward” happens when someone does a good deed for you, instead of paying them back, you pay it forward by doing a good deed for someone else.
At St Martin’s, we are lucky to have been given money by the Federal government to build our new LRC, computer lab and Year 6 classrooms. We now have a wonderful opportunity to “Pay it forward”…
Miss Wilkinson taught at St Martin’s about 5 years ago. She left us to work with Moira Kelly and now she teaches in Bangladesh. As you can see, Miss Wilkinson is a special person with a very big heart who gives so much of herself to help others. Last term Miss Wilkinson sent an email asking if we had any Big Books we no longer needed that she could use to teach her students to read in India. Miss Wilkinson works at an International school as well as a village school. The village school can’t afford to buy books. Learning to read will change the lives of the students and hopefully give them educational opportunities to help them improve their lives and the lives of their families.
Miss Wilkinson teaches at an International school.
Miss Wilkinson also teaches in the village school.
Here she is at the village well.
Miss Wilkinson explained that the village school educates about 70 village children. The building is basic and has 2 toilets (holes in the ground) and a well that supplies good drinking water from deep earth wells. The children are enthusiastic learners and the teachers are eager to learn new skills and prepare these children for the opportunity of secondary school.
Bangladesh village on PhotoPeach
We are going to pay our good luck forward by raising money to buy new Big Books for the children in the village in Bangladesh….