Schools play a vital role in our work. By partnering with us, teachers and students can help transform the lives of children and families in some of the world's poorest countries.
Students can also benefit from gaining a deeper understanding of conditions affecting developing nations, and building useful skills organising fundraising events in support of our work. Local schools and/or specific grades or classes can adopt Mercy Ships as their charity.
There are a number of ways that you can support Mercy Ships through your school:
One of our trained volunteer speakers can give a talk at school assemblies, evening groups or during individual class sessions. Alternatively, we can provide you with DVDs, PowerPoint presentations and brochures that powerfully communicate our work to young people.
Organising a fundraising event is a great way for young people to broaden their skills and work as a team while raising funds to help kids living in poverty in other parts of the world. Not only is it a great opportunity to have fun, but fundraising is easily tied in with learning relevant to the curriculum.
You can hold an event in the classroom, out of lessons, or a sports-based event, and even put Mercy Ships forward for the charity of choice for the year! Some ideas include mufti gold coin days, fetes, art auctions, bush dance, money boxes…the sky’s the limit! We'll happily provide you with the materials and the resources you'll need to begin raising funds and awareness for Mercy Ships.
Many students have chosen Mercy Ships is the focus of their school projects. We can give any information needed, answer questions, and provide brochures, posters and any other materials you may need.
For more information please contact us on 1300 739 899 or email us.