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RSS students buying goats for Africa

Revelstoke Secondary School students are fundraising to buy goats for families in need in West Africa

By Jaimie Reynolds, Revelstoke Secondary School

Did you know that $50 can buy one goat for a family in need in West Africa? Well, one goat can provide milk, cheese and a steady income for a family, so, we are having a race to see which class can raise $50 the fastest.

This month, the Revelstoke Secondary School Me 2 We club is raising money to buy goats for families in Africa. We are having a contest to see which class can raise the most money by bringing in $2.

This foundation started when a group of lucky students traveled to Vancouver on October 22 to attend We Day. Lots of big stars and inspirational people attended the event to empower more than 20,000 youth from around B.C. to change the world.

Once back at RSS, many ideas to fundraise for goats were tossed around. Monthly meetings were held, and many new members joined the club. Lots of fun events have happened at RSS such as bake sales, Christmas hampers and more.

Some other events we are considering are a spring dance, toonie drive and another bake sale. Plus the club may be able to borrow a goat, bring it to the school and for $5 you can take a selfie with it.

Of course, the money will go to the goats. Those are just some of the great events that may happen in the next few months. The winner gets their class name put on a billboard for the whole school to see. And that’s what’s happening at RSS and Me 2 We club!

 

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