05 DEC 2016
By Sanghaya Creo, Year 9 student at Caroline
Chisholm Catholic College
Languages Club of Caroline Chisholm Catholic College’s Christ the King campus,
in collaboration with the College Social Justice Team, held a fundraiser for people
seeking asylum. The Club sold four flavours of ice cream: strawberry,
chocolate, black sesame and green tea, to represent Italy and Japan, which are
the languages studied within the school.
event was organised and led by two Year 9 students, Sanghaya Creo and Jennifer
Dang, and took several weeks of patience and hard work for it to be as
successful as it was. The idea came to them when they wanted to celebrate the
cultures of Italy and Japan a final time with the campus, before moving to the senior
campus next year. As the summer season was approaching, Sanghaya and Jennifer thought
that ice cream would be appealing to the girls of Christ the King.
to an organisation that helps people seeking asylum was first suggested when
Sanghaya went to a student forum, and the Circle
of Silence event, and was able to meet a person who had been a refugee. From
then, there was no question of where their proceeds would go to.
girls felt that it was a cause that needed to have more light shed on it and
for the young ladies of Christ the King campus to know about and support. They
felt strong about the subject, especially with the events happening these days
with the refugees and asylum seekers’ treatment in Nauru and Manus Island.
day was successful, with all the flavours being sold out by the end of lunch
break. A long line of students filled the quadrangle to have a taste of the LOTE
Club’s ice cream.
ice cream tasted very good and I couldn’t get enough of it,’ said Sofia Ramirez,
customer and student of Christ the King Campus.
girls managed to raise over $200 for the organisation.
Dang said, ‘It was a great experience and an enjoyable challenge. We are very
proud of the success we’ve had and the support that the campus and teachers have