This year’s Year 11 IGCSE Geography class spent time studying homelessness and the economically vulnerable in Bermuda and abroad. Students divided into three teams and developed projects to assist some of the organizations on island that reach out to those impacted by the high cost of living.
The Year 11s cooked a pancake breakfast on Thursday, 6th February, with proceeds going to the Eliza DoLittle Society. The Eliza DoLittle Society is a registered charity that aims to alleviate food insecurity. The Society operates a food bank and several other outreach initiatives. In 2019, 46,000 meals were served through the food bank. Pancakes were $2.
Additionally, following the February half-term break there will be toiletries drive. After contacting the Salvation Army, students learned there is a great need in Bermuda for donations of soap, shampoos, toothpaste, feminine products and other toiletries. A collection will take place between Monday, 17th February and Friday, 17th April. If you are off island over the school holidays and staying at hotels, please consider donating extra unused toiletries that you collect.
Lastly, between Monday, 23rd March and Thursday, 26th March, students will be collecting non-perishable food for the Eliza DoLittle Society. Each student who brings in one non-perishable item will earn a grub day on Thursday, 26th March. While cash donations will be accepted, we are encouraging non-perishable items, so students feel more connected to and aware of the issue of economic vulnerability in Bermuda.
The Year 11 IGCSE geography class thanks you for your support of these student designed and led initiatives. Together as a school community we can make a big impact in Bermuda. The Eliza DoLittle Society reminds us, “Not knowing where your next meal will come from is not exclusive to the person sleeping in the doorways of Hamilton, or those seeking refuge in shelters. It doesn't care what part of Bermuda you are from or where you went to school.”