This year a passionate group of students from St. Josaphat Elementary School wanted to start the St. Josaphat Social Justice Club, with hopes of performing acts of kindness and educating other students on social issues. This is an extra-curricular club, consisting of grades 5 to 8 students, where the students meet to perform acts of service and kindness for those within our own community and for others, including students, that are less fortunate. Since this is the first year the club has existed, it has been a building and awareness year, but the group has thrived. They take time to prepare presentations and present to the student body to educate them on issues such as bullying, child labour, hunger, poverty, special causes, etc. The students have also lead an electronic and battery recycling program for environmental issues. They have led presentations at our school assemblies and in classrooms and helped to plan and lead our Day of Pink school wide liturgy. They are currently fundraising for the Lucky Iron Fish Project as our global issue. These students are making a difference locally and globally. They have done random acts of kindness at personal care homes and plan on volunteering at Souls Harbour Rescue Mission, as well as some other senior care homes in the upcoming months. These students are learning about social issues and how they can help change the world. We are so proud of what this club stands for and the stronger it will become in the upcoming years.
Students were asked to research a global issue and after some brainstorming and researching, they found one that they all agreed on to focus on as a group. The Lucky Iron Fish Project helps the iron deficiency issue that is affecting the children of Cambodia. Fundraising for these iron fish that can be used to help diminish these huge health impact can improve quality of life. Iron fish is a safe effective way to add iron to their diets. (www.luckyironfish.com)
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