BISH Students Support UNICEF
This year, the UNICEF club meetings look a little different at BISH. You guessed it, they’re virtual. But that’s not the only thing that’s different. This year, the members of the UNICEF leadership team are filled with a newfound sense of enthusiasm and drive. Learning about how children have been impacted by things like climate change, we have taken it upon us to make a difference in the lives of children all over the world.
The community at BISH celebrated World Children’s Day (WCD) on Nov. 20, like we do every year. However, due to restrictions, the team has adapted and brainstormed to make this a day for the books that can be celebrated safely.
This year’s theme for WCD was climate change. Our generation and generations before have already begun witnessing the impacts climate change is having on our world. Believe it or not, children are the ones who will likely face the most immediate risks of natural fluctuations, such as increasingly frequent floods and droughts.
The students at BISH are motivated to play a part in supporting UNICEF and their goal to provide all they can for children all over the globe.
Our annual ‘go blue for UNICEF’ is our way of spreading awareness about their mission and showing the power we have when we unite for a vital cause. By raising money through donations, our school is able to have a tangible impact on our global community.
Last year, our school raised over $3,200 through fundraisers such as trick or treat for UNICEF and bake sales. This year, since many fundraisers pose health and safety risks, we have focused our efforts on advocating for children across the globe.
Through virtual assemblies, the leadership team have conveyed a sense of urgency in matters related to climate change. Today, over half a billion children live in high flood occurrence zones. These children are the ones who are most vulnerable to the threats posed by climate change.
And while this day was to educate our student body about the reality of climate change, it was also to provide motivation and optimism on what we can do to combat it.
By hosting a school wide poster competition, we have challenged every student to use recycled materials and convey their ideas on what we can do to reduce the effects of climate change.
“Ultimately, we are the generation that are going to feel the impacts that climate change is having on our environment, so we are the ones that should make a change,” says Maia R., a sophomore at BISH.
This year on World Children’s Day, BISH was buzzing with ideas, inspiration and, most importantly, hope. Because we know that to see the changes we want in this world, we need to be the ones to initiate them.
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