Anne’s passage to India

A thank-you from one of Anne‘s Indian students.
A thank-you from one of Anne‘s Indian students.

The Caladenia Primary School teacher said the highlight of the trip was visiting and teaching at the schools.

‘Being in a third-world country, I wanted to do something small to help out rather than just wandering around with my camera,’ she said

‘The area is so beautiful and so peaceful.

‘Waking up every morning to a view of the mountains in these communities was amazing.’

Ms Farrell said she went with a group of 13 volunteers to India for three weeks.

‘It was my first time in the region and going with a group of people who have done it before is less daunting than going by yourself,’ she said.

Ms Farrell said she started the Hearts for India fundraiser with her students and used the money to buy art supplies for the schools she visited.

Remaining funds would go towards the construction of the new Yelbong School as students walk up to two hours a day to attend.

‘There was lots of fundraising happening over east so the other WA teacher and I had to do something big as well,’ she said.

‘I wish to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped the Hearts for Indiafundraiser last term by purchasing our students’ handmade brooches and magnets.

‘We managed to raise over $1500 for the Growing Through Education Foundation, thanks to the heart-warming support of the Caladenia community.’

Ms Farrell said she flew back two weeks ago but already hopes to return.

‘This has also been a fantastic experience for me, and I hope to revisit these remote communities again in the near future to see the further progress of the Growing through Education Foundation’s work.’