Habitat for Humanity Trip to Macedonia
Over the February break, a group of 19 Grade 11 students and three of our teachers, Ms. Schutt, Mr. McCulloch and Ms. Chute, travelled to Veles, Macedonia to help improve the lives of twelve local families by helping to build new houses for these local families, who are in a precarious situation. One of the houses was destined for a disabled mother who is in a wheel chair, so special access ramps had to be added. Our students helped with the finishing touches of the building, including plastering, sanding and painting. The students worked very hard and became engaged with the local workers and family members who will eventually move into the houses. Our students and teachers had one free day to visit the capital, Skopje, where they were shown the city by a local guide. Students learned a great deal about the ancient history and current situation of Macedonia.
Our students felt that this was a very educative and beneficial experience. Our Grade 11 students may feel proud of all that they accomplished and our teachers were delighted by how all of our students comported themselves during this trip. Our students were a credit to ISF and they have made a very positive impact on a needy community, which is facing huge challenges.
We would like to commend our students for their wonderful efforts and thank our three teachers, who chaperoned them during this trip.