Another step towards becoming better global citizens
The BIS Canada charity club will be raising money for people who have fell victim to the chemical attacks in Syria. They will be hosting a dress down day, a day where students can dress in any clothes they want (school appropriate), on both May 9 and 10th. Students have to pay 1000 won for each day in order to participate, although they are encouraged to donate more.
The charity club consists of 6 grade 11 boys, Brian Kim, Isaac Song, Cole Kim, Won Suk Ji, Harry Park and Hans Son, and Mrs. Moshurchak, BIS Canada’s academic advisor.The club was first suggested by Mrs.Moshurchak, who wanted to start a charity club after being inspired by kids who raised money to send to Africa in order to build freshwater wells. “If kids can do it, why can’t we?” says Mrs. Moshurchak.
The Syrian Civil war is a dispute between the Syrian government and the resistance. Although the UN has passed a global ban for chemical warfare, the Syrian government has sprayed poisonous chemical gas to civilians on multiple occasions. “It’s a tragic event,” says Brian Kim, a member of the charity club. “No kid should suffer from anything like that. That’s why we want to collect money and send it to people in need.”
The charity club will be presenting on May 4th in the assembly. They will talk about the purpose of their fundraiser, what they are going to do in order raise money, how to participate and the specific dates.