What in the world is REACH Week all about? REACH Week is our annual project, which is always overseen by our Grade 7 students, but which ultimately involves the whole school community. The name encapsulates the effort, involvement, compassion, networking and values inherent in activities designed to raise awareness of those in need.
Each year, the school selects three charities to focus on. This year, we have chosen WaterAid – an international organisation whose mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. The second organisation that has been selected is the Princess Elisabeth Children’s Hospital – a hospital in Ghent, which specialises in treating children’s cancer and whose therapeutic art department needs supplies for its craft activities. Our final charity is OLO KLINKER – a residential centre for children, aged 4-10, with behavioural and/or emotional difficulties whose parents are, in some cases, unable to care for them.
Our G7 students will be guiding the entire Da Vinci student body to meet their goals. They will design and carry out fundraising activities - which will be supported and augmented by the PTA, and we are hopeful that you (and our community) will help them to be successful. Thank you so much for reaching out and getting involved and please remember that your participation in any fundraising initiative is entirely voluntary.
Good Luck, Da Vinci!