Tangara School for Girls has a tradition of celebrating International Youth Day in August each year when the focus is on raising funds for a number of charities supported by the students. This year the cultural focus was on all things Lebanese.
The Lebanese parent community came together to showcase the food, music and dancing of Lebanese culture, much to the delight of the students.
A highlight was the performance of traditional Lebanese drumming and Dabke dancing.
The warmth and hospitality for which the people of Lebanese background are renowned was evident.
In addition, each Year grade ran fundraising stalls. More than $4000 was raised for charities including: the School of St Jude in Tanzania; the Hamlin Fistula Hospital in Sesobel, which assists children with disabilities and their families; Room to Read, which is dedicated to eradicating poverty through education; and Manto de Guadalupe, which helps those suffering extreme poverty by providing food, housing, clothing and medical care.
The International Youth Day celebration also complements the NSW Board of Studies ‘Learning across the curriculum’ outcomes and working towards the goal of active and informed citizenship for students.
Tangara is a school of PARED (Parents for Education), a personal initiative of parents and educators. The Catholic faith is taught in PARED schools. For more information click here