IBDP students donate relief packages to 200 residents

St. Dominic High IBDP students who participated in the initiative.

Students during the drive.

CAY BAY–St. Dominic High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) Class of 2018 carried out the final phase of their community-based project by distributing relief packages to approximately 200 residents of Cay Bay on March 24.

The IBDP students funded the project with the donations and proceeds raised from their annual Valentine’s Day 5K Charity Run held on Boardwalk Boulevard in Philipsburg on February 11. This year 46 runners ages 8-50 participated in the event, enabling the IBDP students to raise US $277 in addition to the canned goods each registrant donated.

Each IBDP student is challenged via the course Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) to use the skills he or she has developed to take action within his or her local community and beyond to make the world a better place, the school said in a press release on Thursday.

The school thanked Suzy Piscione of Tri-Sport, who guided students in the planning and execution of the 5K Charity Run, and Divina Mirpuri, Radesh Natram and Balram Singh for aiding in the delivery and distribution of the food and care packages.

The IBDP programme began 50 years ago in 1968. It is an internationally recognised and challenging two-year pre-university curriculum designed to instil in students the skills, values and knowledge to create a peaceful future. St. Dominic High School has been an authorised IBDP World School since April 2010. More information about the IBDP and its programmes are available on its website

www.ibo.org .

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/75383-ibdp-students-donate-relief-packages-to-200-residents