Students at Millthorpe Public School have been amongst the first students to raise money to purchase school bags under a new initiative being organised by the Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak.
‘School in a Bag’ is an initiative that delivers rucksacks full of stationery and resources to poor, orphaned, vulnerable and disaster-affected children globally.
John and Lois Willing discovered the project whilst travelling around England, and they told the students that the bags will be heading to students their age in Timor Leste.
“In places like Timor the students only get issued one pencil a year, they have no books or any bowls to eat their food out of,” Mr Willing said.
“So with the $300 that you raised we will be able to send about eight of these bags.”