Tapping into talent to help others
Posted 03/22/2016 11:24AM


Singing, dancing, rapping, and magic were all mobilized on March 18, 2016, for the benefit of the Sister School co-curricular program, which raises money for less fortunate schools, both here and abroad.

High School students organized the annual Unplugged, an evening of entertainment and refreshments that showcased ACS talent, delighting the sizable audience of students, parents, and teachers.

The money raised from ticket and raffle sales will go this year to help a public school in Wata Msaytbeh, an Early Years and Elementary School in Beirut, whose music room needed revamping.

The group of high school volunteers have already retiled the floor and painted the walls of the music room. They also laid out wall-to-wall carpeting, and they are currently raising money for music equipment. 

14 high school students from Grades 9, 10, and 11 work on the Sister School project.

“It’s great to give to other schools and see students happy,” said Rima Ghamra Rahawi, a High School Physical Education teacher and the coordinator of the Sister School program.

In 2014, Unplugged raised $1500 in ticket and raffle sales, which they spent on various projects. In the past, the project helped a school in Sri Lanka as well as
many other schools in the Greater Beirut area.

Among the things they did for their sister schools were: buying desks, giving away older ACS computers, providing writing boards and markers, painting walls, decorating playgrounds with murals, installing basketball hoop stands, and buying a stereo system. The students also organize activities with non-registered refugees.

 

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