Pembroke Middle School’s Term 2 Good Cause was the Magwi Development Agency Australia (MADAA). The agency raises funds for the Leopoldo Anywar College in Magwi in South Sudan. Since gaining its independence on 9 July 2011, South Sudan has been trying to rebuild itself. It has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world, 40% for males and a shocking 16% for females. The money raised at Pembroke will help girls’ education at the school, in particular the funding of a new building to contain computers.
We enjoyed South Sudanese food and music on our Casual Day. My Co-Chairperson was Sarah. Nick brought the Senior School on board, and Mrs Shadiac and Miss Gardiner did the same with the Junior School. The highlight of our Good Causes campaign was the visit on 10 June by Josca’s ‘supergroup’, which performed brilliantly for all three campuses.
Magwi Development Agency Australia dancers perform in the Middle School during their visit