The World Vision Backpack Challenge is an annual event dedicated to raising awareness of children that are displaced by war and civil unrest.

Scotch Oakburn College has been an active participant in this worthy cause. This year 44 Middle School students participated and were able to raise a combined total of $2224.00 (surpassing their $2000 target).

Here are some key facts to put the effort of SOC students into perspective:

  • Scotch Oakburn College was the highest fundraising school in Tasmania.
  • 7 participants raised over $100 each.
  • Asha Dawe raised an individual total of $621

It is equally important to understand the impact this amount of money has on communities in need:

  • 41 students will have access to quality education in emergency situations such as refugee camps.
  • 87 mothers and their children will have access to health care for a year.
  • 332 children will have access to a safe space in refugee camps for a year.

These numbers tell a story of how Scotch Oakburn College students can make a difference on a global scale when they work as a team towards a worthy cause.

James Hansen, the Relationship Coordinator for World Vision, commented that Scotch Oakburn’s effort will have a significant impact on communities around the world.

Clyde Goosen
Middle School Round Square Coordinator