Fundraiser to support Tibetan refugee retirement centre in India

IGS students taking part in an Antipodeans Abroad trip to India later this year have raised funds to support their community contribution project.

The 38 students in Years 10 and 11, along with six IGS staff, plan to provide a retaining wall for a retirement home for refugees from Tibet.

They will complete a trek along the Singalila Ridge and visit Darjeeling and Calcutta.

Students have been busy fundraising by selling Chai, hot chocolate and doughnuts on the gate each Tuesday (will continue all term). They have put on a concert, sold samosas at International Day, and one team is running a fitness Go Fund Me in Week 7.

“They are fundraising to buy materials to help with the building work they will do,” said teacher Katie Salisbury.

Students have also increased their fitness by completing treks around Sydney in the pouring rain.