In December the pupils of Aloha College collected non-perishable food items and used clothing to take to Cáritas in La Cala de Mijas to be distributed to people in need within our local community. Just prior to Christmas, they delivered 4 large boxes of food and several bags of clothing.
This inspired one pupil even further – Shaneze Sibille from Year 5 in the Primary School was so moved after delivering the goods, she decided to prolong the appeal. With her father’s support, she contacted several companies asking for further donations and delivered extra boxes of food to this charity. She is now expecting some further donations of food from different companies. She has even asked her friends to bring for her forthcoming birthday party food for Cáritas instead of a big present – Cáritas has proudly named her their “Junior Ambassador”.
This is not the only case of charity inspiration at Aloha College. Edward Martínez in Year 7 and Nicholas Martínez in Year 13 have been junior ambassadors for the last three years. They both regularly work at the Caritas center, and during Xmas holidays, they help to organise and distribute toys to the families. Nicholas is now about to start a course that will make him a fully-trained volunteer and take up a post of responsibility in the organisation when he is 18.