Charity and Community Service at MCE
It has been a fabulous year for encouraging community awareness at Malvern College Egypt. Our students are becoming more proactive in their duty to help others. The initiatives are successful in developing many of the Malvern qualities, such as kindness, tolerance, collaboration and integrity.
Our 4 House dress-up days have spotlighted each of our House charities. Children have donated money to each one as payment for the privilege of wearing non-uniform. The Elgar “Red or Dead” Halloween themed day was our first, closely followed by “Frozen or Festive” for Foster at Christmas. More recently our Lewis “Carnival” themed day was bright and cheerful. Last but not least, our “Smurf/Blue” day for Sanger. Additionally the Student Council also had a “Sports” dress up day to help fund their efforts at International Day. Almost 20,000 LE has been raised through the dress-up days.
Some of our students have been able to visit the House charities this year. In the Spring Term the Primary Student Council went to visit the Sanger charity, the Association for the Protection of the Environment (APE). They learned all about the recycling initiatives that APE are involved in and how they support workers and children within a very deprived area of Cairo. Also in the Spring Term, our House Captains and other student representatives from both the Primary and Secondary sections had the fantastic opportunity to visit the Elgar charity, Branches of the Vine centre for children with disabilities, accompanied by Mr Faux and Mr Bennett. They worked very hard over 2 days to create a beautiful mural on the wall of their outdoor play area and had a chance to meet the students there. The children who go to this centre now have a greatly improved environment. At the time of writing we are hoping to organise for some of our students to visit the Foster charity ESMA before the end of this term.