Did you know there are over 17,000 children without a safe place to sleep across Australia on any given night?

The Year 10 Certificate I in Active Volunteering students have recently participated in a Homelessness Awareness Week. Part of the focus was to get the students thinking about the issue, the causes and what they could do to help. Yes, one person can make a huge change!


The students were given the challenge to plan and research food for one person for one day with a budget of only $5. This food was then purchased by the students and collected by the class as a whole. The donated food items are ready to be distributed to a homeless community in Brisbane City.

Here’s what students shared when asked what they learnt from the experience:
“A lot of people are not as privileged as us and i have learnt not to take something simple like food for granted”. Breanna
“I realised the value of money and how little you could purchase for $5”. Pippa
“It was hard to purchase healthy fresh food because the items had to be non perishable”. Tash
“I have a new empathy and compassion for others who are not as fortunate as me”. Hayden

We are super proud of the students’ willingness to participate and their compassion.

One Response

  1. Catherine O'Connor

    It would be Good to see what the Students bought for $5
    Thanks
    Catherine O’Connor

    Reply

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