Hearts shown for others

Anne Farrell with Kiera Newbegin (8), Phoenix Tan (9) and Courtney Bigara (10) and (below) Ms Farrell worked with some local students and one was especially
Anne Farrell with Kiera Newbegin (8), Phoenix Tan (9) and Courtney Bigara (10) and (below) Ms Farrell worked with some local students and one was especially

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.

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 building a school because students now walk up to two hours a day to attend a school.

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

Ms Farrell got back two weeks ago but she said she already hoped to return to the remote communities soon to see the progress made.