From South Perth with love
STUDENTS from St Pius X Catholic Primary School are working to break the cycle of poverty by helping children in need around the world.
The school community in Manning has been working throughout the year to fundraise for a social justice project, called School Bags for Jesus.
Staff and students have collected school supplies for children in Kenya, Vietnam and Myanmar to support their education for a whole year.
Assistant principal Stephanie Johnson said the school community was always looking to help others and this was the most “authentic” way the students could make an impact.
“This social justice project allowed students to collect a range of everyday things that they would normally take for granted such as pencils, pens and textas and create a bag for another child who does not have the opportunity to have access to these things,” she said.
“School Bags for Jesus aims to enable orphans and street children to receive education and break the cycle of poverty.”
Ms Johnson said the children didn’t mind walking miles to school if they were offered supplies that their parents could not afford, let alone feed them.
St Pius students were able to reflect that other were not as lucky as them.
Lizzie Sofoulis (kindy), Georgia Kelly (Year 6) and Ollie Sofoulis (Year 1) with the bags.