As the first Term of the school year is coming to a close for the holidays and Easter, let us just take a moment to reflect on the tragic events that unfolded in Christchurch on 15th March.
A few days after the tragedy, Rick Pickard, General Manager of John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams was privileged to be invited to attend the Memorial Service for the Muslim community at Al Madinah School, by the principal Asin Ali. As you would have seen on the television coverage, it was an incredibly moving Memorial Service, particularly seeing the anguish on all of the children’s faces and their uncertainty.
Al Madinah is New Zealand’s largest Muslim school and are participants of FYFOD’s programmes and we want to put some light back into the children’s lives and a smile on their faces. With the fantastic support and involvement from local South Auckland organisations by either fully or partially subsidising, Second Nature Charitable Trust – Vector Wero Whitewater Park, YMCA – Camp Adair, Counties Manukau Sport, iSport Foundation, Butterfly Creek and Rainbows End, we are working together to provide activities for the children to enjoy with transportation provided by Brougham Bus Company. We have also received fantastic financial support to help cover any costs.
Al Madinah will get to enjoy the activities in Term 2 and we cannot wait to see them all having a fantastic time.