Thanks to the collaborative efforts of students at Dogwood and Hawthorn Elementary schools, Camdenton High School, Camdenton R-III faculty and staff, and the entire community, the CHS International Baccalaureate (IB) students have raised $5,194.84 for Pennies for Peace. Pennies for Peace supports the construction of schools in remote areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
As part of their community service efforts, the IB students organized a Pennies for Peace campaign in Dogwood Elementary and Hawthorn Elementary schools as well as conducted a district-wide Jeans Day for teachers.
IB students read a children’s book to the elementary students, played traditional Afghani games with the students, and constructed a mock school for the children to visit.
A collection jar was placed in the IB Office for high school students to drop off their donations throughout the fundraising campaign.
Students were inspired to conduct the Pennies for Peace campaign after learning that many children in Pakistan and Afghanistan do not even have a school to attend. While a penny may not buy much in the United States, one penny can buy a pencil for a child in an underdeveloped country and 15 pennies can buy a notebook.
The IB students would like to thank the entire Laker Nation for their generous support.