It may be an annual activity on most school calendars, but Newcastle Grammar School has a unique reason to participate in Crazy Hair Day by using it as a fundraising activity for its cultural Vietnam Project which supports a number of projects assisting disadvantaged Vietnamese children and their families.
One organisation, the Long Hai School is located two hours south of Ho Chi Minh City. The school not only provides a regular class environment but also trains older students in skills such a sewing, mechanics and hairdressing. This education and development of essential skills assists students to gain future employment, while the orphanage nearby cares for disabled or disadvantaged babies and children whose families are unable to provide for them.
Additionally, Newcastle Grammar School supports the Life-start Foundation in Hoi-An; a charity which focuses on making families self-sufficient by creating ongoing income streams for the disadvantaged via education and vocational training schemes.
A group of students and staff members from Newcastle Grammar School students will travel to Vietnam this December in what is hoped to be the first of many visits to these organisations to experience what their financial support is achieving first hand.
Head of Newcastle Grammar School, Mrs Erica Thomas says, “We are all very excited about the project. It engages the students and builds outward thinking and encourages them to consider the very real issues surrounding education in a developing country”.
Tomorrow’s Crazy Hair Day will see students attending school with ‘crazy’ hair in exchange for a donation in support of the training schools and training unprivileged students in various skills, including hairdressing.
Media personnel are invited to capture photo opportunities at Newcastle Grammar School’s Park Campus by arrangement with Eclipse Events and PR.
For further information regarding Newcastle Grammar School’s Vietnam Project or for interview requests please contact Eclipse Events and PR on 4929 5139