Good Shepherd’s partnership with the School of Hope began in 2011.
Ms Penny vanZwol’s Year 5 class was completing a Religion unit on social justice and service to others. To make it a ‘real’ experience for the children Penny joined forces with Jann and Simon Carroll from Global School Partners.
Good Shepherd was one of the first schools in Canberra to join Global School Partners and so our association with The School of Hope in Kenya began.
Year 5 vanZwol raised money to supply the School of Hope with a small water tank for drinking water. Jann gave each of the children a box of Smarties. They were allowed to eat the smarties but were challenged to brink back the Smartie box full of money. They were asked – What can you do to get the money? The children planned to do a variety of jobs where they could earn money and then bring it in to school which is what they did.
Jann and Simon from Global School Partners are committed to building children’s knowledge and understanding of a lifelong commitment to social justice.