A testimonial from a DCIS student
Dear DCIS Families,
As part of the DCIS Global Challenge this year, the Year 10 iGCSE class decided to contribute towards Goal 2 of the UNSDG (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) – ‘Zero Hunger’. As part of this task, they organized a volunteering opportunity at a local charity called Willing Hearts and invited other students from the Secondary School to take part.
Willing Hearts is run by volunteers, apart from a handful of staff. It operates a soup kitchen that prepares, cooks and distributes about 5,000 daily meals to over 40 locations island wide, 365 days a year.
On Sunday, 26th March 2017, at 8:15 am, we met at the Willing Hearts Food Kitchen. As soon as everyone arrived we went to the ‘working area’ where we were to volunteer. We were tasked with two important jobs. One - peel the onions (while the teachers cut the stems for us), or two – prepare the cabbages by peeling off the excess cabbage layers, and then the Year 10’s could cut the stems for us.
We split up the group and got to work! Later, when we got tired of doing the same job, we swapped work. There wasn’t a specific time for taking a break, so when we felt tired, we would sip water and eat our snacks. It was tough work, in hot and sweaty conditions!
This was a really great experience for all of us because we got to contribute to cooking for those in need, by just giving in a few hours of our time. We also got to socialize and interact with each other on a different platform. We also helped get closer to completing the goal ‘Zero Hunger’, meaning that by 2030, there might be no hunger left anywhere in the world.
That thought itself gave us an amazing feeling of accomplishment after doing our hard shift!
DCIS Secondary School Student
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