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Helping the Community

Fairview International School Ipoh organised a carnival recently, the second charity carnival held at their school grounds. The proceeds from the carnival will be donated to the Pan-Asia Bio-Dynamic Association.

There was plenty fun and games throughout the day, including a self-made dunk machine which drew attention from many of the students. Those hankering for a bite treated themselves to food sold at the stalls managed by students and parents.

Head of Campus, Michele Lum expressed her gratitude to parents who assisted. “They’ve been extremely supportive. We’re thankful for their help. It is important to expose students to community service for their all-round development,” she told Ipoh Echo.

The carnival was part of the students’ International Baccalaureate (IB) programme where students are graded on their knowledge, conceptual thinking, skills and attitude. “It helps build character. It’s important to give back to society,” said Michele.

After raising money for orphanages and welfare homes, Fairview decided to explore a different area of community service. “We want the students to know that there are different aspects of community service. It’s not about helping the less fortunate only. Community service can also be about helping the environment,” Michele added.

The carnival is one of the many projects by Fairview. The students have also started a mini garden at the canteen and built a hydro-farming system.

The school is hoping to raise RM10,000 to be donated to the Pan-Asia Bio-Dynamic Association. “We hope the money we raise will help the organisation. They don’t get much support despite the good work they do,” Michele lamented.

Joshua Jacob

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