In a quest to broaden their horizons and make a positive impact, St Andrew’s Anglican College service trip students are set to embark on a transformative journey in partnership with Cambodian families during the September term break.
Motivated by a desire to explore the country’s beauty and contribute to and learn from local communities, these students are ready to embrace a life-changing experience.
Partnering with non-profit organisation Raising Awareness Worldwide (RAW) Impact, students will immerse themselves in the Cambodian way of life and work alongside the local community to build new amenities.
For Year 11 student Mila this trip is about cultural learnings and a deep sense of purpose.
“After this trip, I hope that my worldly knowledge has expanded, and I know that we have made a difference over there,” Mila said.
“While at St Andrews, I wanted to make the most of the incredible opportunities we are offered.
“I found out about this trip, and I thought it would be amazing to have an opportunity to help out and experience other parts of the world.
“Working with the local community, I think it will be really cool to understand and experience how they live their daily lives, as well as learning more about the culture.”
Through fundraising efforts, these students have already made an incredible impact, raising an impressive $14,518.
Every dollar raised brings them closer to their goal of providing safe homes and sustainable solutions for displaced families in Cambodia.
The Primary BBQ was a roaring success, raising $2,883, which adds to the combined efforts of the outdoor movie night BBQ, the Fair showbag and chip van and the heartfelt individual donations made by members of the team.
Students will also spend time visiting historical sites and exploring the cultural sites of Cambodia.Jump to next article