Manyallaluk School Snow Trip

$2,930 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 46 months
Manyallaluk is a small Aboriginal community located roughly 500kms south east of Darwin in the Northern Territory.  There are a total of 22 students in the school and I have 10 students in my grade 3/4/5/6 class.

What?
We are raising money to help our class fly to Melbourne and see the snow for the first time. 

Life as an Aboriginal child growing up in a remote community can be very isolating. The community has no mobile phone or television reception and all the water is pumped from the natural spring. This kind of isolation means that my students have very little understanding and real life experiences outside the community. I hope that our trip to Melbourne becomes a reality because I know it will be a story they will retell for the rest of their lives and it may also help them to one day venture beyond their remote home so that they might learn skills to enhance the well- being of those who live in Manyallaluk and similar communities.

When?
We are planning a 10 day trip from the 22nd - 1st August 2015.

Where?
We will stay in Mansfield at my parents house and travel to Melbourne to see an AFL football match, visit the Zoo and the Museum. All of these experiences will a first for my students, but the thing that they are most excited about is going on a train!


Why?
If you could help me to make even the smallest of difference to the lives of these beautiful, funny, intelligent kids, it would be to show them that there is a world outside their community and that they are a valued member of Australian society. In 10 days you could help med plant the seed of possibility that they have the potential to travel, study and one day maybe even learn to ski! These students deserve the opportunity to experience the wonders of their own country.

 
Cost Overview
Flights
$5,000
Car Hire
$2,000
Clothing
$1,500
Equipment Hire
$200
Food
$500
Activities
$2,000
Other
$1,800
TOTAL
$13,000
 
Questions they have asked about Melbourne.

‘Does your house have a thing that says “Ding, Dong’” on it?’ Edwin, aged 9

‘Will I fall out of the plane?’ John, aged 11

 ‘What happens if a lion escapes?’ Cyril, aged 10

 ‘Will my fingers fall off if I get too cold?’ Ashlee, aged 11

‘Can we make new friends?’ Lennin, aged 8

 
I hope that you will consider supporting the students of Manyallaluk in this life changing opportunity.
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SD TanCo
36 months ago

hello, did you manage to take your students to the snow? :)

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Julie Turner
37 months ago

This was last year? Is this trip finished?

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$2,930 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 46 months
Created June 12, 2015
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$20
Anonymous
46 months ago
AB
$75
Anne Burke
46 months ago

Good luck gorgeous girl...

$50
Anonymous
46 months ago
$100
Anonymous
46 months ago
$20
Chloe Newton
46 months ago

Hope you all have a wonderful trip! Such a beautiful thing to do

FR
$25
Faye Rogers
46 months ago

Good luck Manyallaluk school

RP
$50
Rae Pidgeon
46 months ago

I can't imagine the excitement the kids must feel for this holiday - or how cold they will be. Such a worthwhile project. Good luck.

$20
Anonymous
46 months ago
$20
Anonymous
46 months ago
LM
$100
Lynda McEwan
46 months ago

What an amazing experience for the kids.

SD TanCo
36 months ago

hello, did you manage to take your students to the snow? :)

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Julie Turner
37 months ago

This was last year? Is this trip finished?

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