Zero to 12: Sri Garden raises RM150,000 for charity
They put on their running shoes, came and had fun and at the same time, did their part for charity. Sri Garden Schools recently organised a jogathon and it was a closed-door event for students, parents, teachers and staff of the school, with approximately 1,500 runners participating.
Sri Garden aimed to raise a total of RM150,000 from the jogathon and with the support from the parents, students, staff and business partners, the school managed to raise that amount within the last two months.
The funds raised have been channelled to a few local and international charitable organisations including Rumah Baitul Ehsan, Rumah Kebajikan Santhamani Divine Life Ashram, Kechara Soup Kitchen, United Nations Children’s Fund, Majlis Kanser Nasional and Food for the Hungry International, Sabah, Malaysia.
“We celebrated Sri Garden’s 20th Anniversary last year by having a charity run to raise funds for the meal packaging event for World Food Day. This year, the school continues to give back to the society by having this jogathon to educate the students about the importance of helping people who are in need, and this enables the whole school community to come together for a meaningful cause.” said Peter Wells, the Principal of Sri Garden.