St. Andrews’ students committed to helping others

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On Thursday 30th January students from St. Andrews International School, Green Valley, presented Pao from Operation Smile Thailand, with a cheque for 120,000 baht and donated 60,000 baht to Habitat for Humanity’s – Rebuild the Philippines Appeal.

The St. Andrew’s community, led by the Yr 12 CAS students, is committed to making meaningful contributions towards local and national charitable organizations and this has been increased even further this year.

IB students proud of their successful “Community Action Service” projects.IB students proud of their successful “Community Action Service” projects.

St. Andrews International School has joined Operation Smile, a charity which has the support of very generous and talented surgeons who perform the necessary operations to return the smile to countless children’s faces, and their families. Students felt compelled to boost their support of Operation Smile following a very moving visit to Ubon Ratchathani in September this year, where students supported children with cleft palates and cleft lips through the surgical process. Due to this experience they were driven to raise even more this year to contribute towards the next medical mission as “Operation Smile mobilizes a world of generous hearts to heal children’s smiles and transform lives.”

When the Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines last November, our community was distraught at the devastation, particularly as some of our St. Andrews families have relatives and friends in the area. The Primary students organized a very successful swim-a-thon and along with some of the secondary students, teachers and parents recorded a fundraising CD that not only showcases the incredible talent within the community, but raised a considerable amount of money for Habitat for Humanity’s Rebuild the Philippines Appeal. (Please contact the St. Andrews Office if you would like to buy a limited copy of the CD).

The CAS students would like to thank all the students, parents, staff, Ms Ann (from Laem Tong) and Lek (from Karma Studios) for their ongoing support of our fundraising endeavours.