Last Thursday & Friday, a group of 7th-grade students had an overnight trip to a school in Pu Bin for the first of two service trips. Next service trip will be in April with a different group of 7th-grade students.
They provided the school with sports equipment, a variety of Vietnamese books, educational toys, and fun.
The main purpose of this visit was to set up a relationship, research and genuinely interact with both students and staff. This, in turn, gave us an insight into the real needs of this group and how to convert this service trip into actionable outcomes.
The students from UNIS Ha Noi and Pu Bin were both a little nervous at the start but soon settled into enjoyable interactions that we feel will leave some lasting memories. Earlier in the year Grade 7 students designed and made educational toys with a service outcome in mind. These not only excited the students in Pu Bin but also served as a great ice breaker.
Look out for fundraising booths at the Spring Fair as proceeds will go toward products and materials the school has indicated would best ‘service’ their requirements.
A big thanks to all involved, Grade 7s, teachers and a special thanks to Mr. Campbell and Mr. Thuy for their organisation and support !