At the start of the Autumn Term, the Lower School ‘Make a Difference’ ECA group decided that they wanted find a way to help the less fortunate dogs and cats in Hong Kong. They contacted the charity LAP (Lifelong Animal Protection) and asked how they could help them to protect and enhance the lives of the abandoned or mistreated dogs and cats in Hong Kong.
The charity informed the group of all the animals that were waiting to be re-homed in their Adoption Centre and the children formed a plan to raise awareness and much needed pet supplies that could be donated to this extremely worthwhile cause. The children planned a Lower School pet food drive and were soon involved in creating posters, writing letters and making announcements in Assembly.
The week of the food drive saw hundreds of cans and bags of food collected in the Early Years Centre and Lower School offices. On Friday 27 November, the group took eight huge boxes of supplies and headed off to the LAP Adoption Centre in Tsuen Wan. After handing over the donations to a grateful group of volunteers, there was a little time to get to know some of the dogs and cats who would be benefiting from the children’s endeavours.
On Monday 30 November the founder of the LAP charity came to speak to some of the children in the Lecture Theatre about the work that they do there. The audience were delighted to find that a few furry friends were also invited along to join the talk! It has been a rewarding experience for all the children involved; they have learned how they can make a positive impact for a good cause.
Website of Lifelong Animal Protection: www.lap.org.hk
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