Walk for PNG by St Ursula’s College18 September, 2023
Students and staff from St Ursula’s College participated in their annual Walk for Papua New Guinea (PNG) fundraiser on the final day of Term Three, raising $1700 from their efforts. The organising team, made up of Head of Religious Education Department, Ms Kathy Strelow, and the Student Representative Council members, worked throughout the term to make it a success.
This fundraiser and awareness campaign supports the Presentation Sisters in PNG who work to educate children in the township of Aitape. Students and staff took to the Yeppoon Rail Trail, a gesture of solidarity with the many students in PNG who spend hours walking to and from school each day. Funds were raised in the leadup to the event by selling friendship bracelets during lunchtimes, with Zooper Doopers and cupcakes also for sale on the day of the walk. Presentation Associates were on hand after the walk to draw the winners of their multi-prize raffle. The funds raised from the Walk for PNG and the Presentation Associates’ raffle will be combined with the College’s recent Book Fair profits and provided to the Presentation Sisters in Aitape to purchase much needed educational resources, school uniforms, instruments, and textbooks.