Taking part in a Celebration of Cultural Diversity
After weeks of fundraising to assist the children of the Victory Homework Academy, a few of the St. Joseph Vinnies had the opportunity of meeting the former-refugee children and taking part in a celebration of Cultural Diversity run by The Safe Haven Project. The event which was run by the Whakatu Marae Waka-Ama club consisted of the students being involved in a game of Ki-O-Rahi, a Maori game that was taken overseas by the Maori battalion and has become very popular internationally. The game contains both Maori concepts and words giving the opportunity for the students to learn more as to Maori culture. The Waka-Ama club provided a hearty afternoon tea of fried bread, fruit and a drink and the St. Joseph Vinnies were able to present their coin trail banner to the Victory Homework Academy containing $107.20 to go towards their bus trip to Picton.