After the devastation and destruction of the Nepal earthquake, students at Victoria’s Belmont High School in Geelong came together to raise funds for the victims.
Year 9 Nepalese student Muskan Karanject approached School Nurse Anchi Sherpa to help organise the fundraising event.
Anchi told the Geelong Advertiser that it was such a fantastic idea that she gladly took on the challenge.
‘It wouldn’t have come together without the help and support of the staff and students.’ she said.
The lunchtime event included a barbecue, henna art, traditional Nepalese clothing and Nepalese food.
Principal Gary Schultz said that although it was a fun day, the students appreciated the importance and significance of what has happened in Nepal.
‘The event was wonderful and the students had a really great time but we made sure that they didn’t lose focus on the reality of what occurred,’ he said.
The school raised close to $4000, which will all be donated to the Geelong Nepalese Association.