Report by Kalina Milenova (Y11, Ward), one of a group of students that is preparing for their trip to Laos later this month.
On 16 October 2015, 10 Harrow Hong Kong students will be embarking on a service expedition to Laos alongside the World Volunteer Organisation, accompanied by Miss Delaney and Mr Fleming. The aim of the trip will be to aid locals in building an eco-bungalow to encourage sustainable tourism in a remote village in Luang Prabang.
The Laos team has been working hard to raise the money for the trip and on 23 September they held Harrow International School Hong Kong’s first ever ‘Sponging’ event. This involved students from both the Prep and Senior School voting through donations for the teacher they wanted to see sponged over the course of a week, after which the brave, winning teachers were chosen to be sponged. The event was a big success and was definitely an exciting point of the week for many.
This was followed by the Prep School Movie Night which took place after dinner on the Wednesday. Prep School boarders were invited to watch new Disney movies with provided snacks to help raise money for the service expedition. Thanks to the support of the students the outcome of the two events raised an impressive HK$22,000.
The Laos Expedition team is extremely thankful to everyone who took part and everyone involved is looking forward to the trip in two weeks time!