Students and staff at Mary Mackillop Catholic College in Warnervale donated their books, stationery, clothing and sporting equipment to schools in Ghana.
Mavis and Dennis Amoina-Gyamfi, local parishioners whose children attend Mackillop, return to their birthplace in Ghana every year to bring supplies to local schools there. Last year the College helped out by holding a charity drive as part of Mary Mackillop Feast Day.
Students from Kindergarten to Year Twelve contributed, with five schools in Ghana receiving books, clothes and supplies. Mavis and Dennis raised the transportation costs themselves and travelled to Ghana to deliver the donations.
“It was a selfless act of kindness,” said Mavis and Dennis’ son, Gerald Ampoma-Gyamfi, a Year 9 student at the school.
“The Ghana Appeal means a lot to us because it gives back to the community that our family and ancestry grew up in. The result and gratitude is great motivation and is one of the things that keeps us going.”