GIS students lend a hand

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IB students from GIS helped collect dozens of bags of rice for Hand to Hand.
IB students from GIS helped collect dozens of bags of rice for Hand to Hand.

Kind-hearted students from Garden International School (GIS) have helped a Pattaya charity by donating dozens of bags of rice.

Year 6 students visited the Hand to Hand Foundation in Pattaya as part of the Ban Chang-based school’s Community Service programme. The pupils all “adopted” a Hand to Hand child for the visit and spent the time playing with, talking to and supporting their child doing some art activities or reading. They also sang songs and enjoyed lunch with the Hand to Hand children.

In the afternoon, while the Hand to Hand children had a nap, pupils heard from K. Margaret (the founder) about the important work Hand to Hand does in Pattaya to support families and children in need and heard about the backgrounds of some of the children Hand to Hand supported. Students were praised by Margaret for their support and dedication to the children.

The pupils had a great time and many were sorry to say goodbye to the child they had ‘adopted’ for the visit.

In addition to visiting Hand to Hand they also took a substantial donation of rice and donations of 4500 baht. IB Diploma students in Secondary also helped by promoting the rice drive and encouraging students to donate bags of rice.

Year 6 students load up the rice before their trip to the Hand to Hand Foundation.
Year 6 students load up the rice before their trip to the Hand to Hand Foundation.