“We rise by lifting others” is a belief shared between the renowned Robert Ingersoll and the members of our NGHS Interact Group. In all our project ideas, we strive to embody this belief by prioritizing the welfare of others, as we acquire the internal fulfillment of brightening a day amidst the darkness.
With that being said, our knowledge of the devastation of Haiti due to the recent passage of Hurricane Matthew , sparked our eagerness to participate in a relief project which fueled a brilliant flame when the Mayor of San Fernando, Alderman Kassim Hosein, announced his intentions to create a Haiti Drive within the city of our institution.
We hastened to acquire the approval of the principal and upon confirmation, we requested the donation of at least one non-perishable food item from each student between Wednesday 19th October @ 8am – Thursday 20th October @ 3 pm . A large barrel was painted and prepared for the efficient storage and transportation of the canned food items. However, due to the overwhelmingly kind-hearted support of our students, there was a surplus of cans which were unable to fit into the barrel. So, it was packed into four decorated cardboard boxes that were generously donated by the NGHS Red Cross Club and then collected by the staff of City Hall to be delivered to the San Fernando Haiti Drive.