Our Year 9 students spent almost 48 hours at Slum Survivor camp last week learning how a billion people in the world live every day.
Students spent a night in slum houses they had constructed out of wooden pallets, nails and cardboard and ate only rice and dahl in order to get a taste of how people in extreme poverty live and eat every day …
… that is, until the marketplace opened on Friday afternoon! Then they could sell services and wares they had made to Year 6 students in order to buy extras such as fruit and juice!
Guest speakers shared about their experiences practising medicine in the midst of a slum in Africa. A quiz and treasure hunt were tailored to educate and focus our attention on the need. Devotions centred on what God would have us do. Scrap soccer and a bonfire allowed the year group to bond through some fun. It was an invaluable experience for all who participated.