News from SCIS:
10th February 2016
On a magnificent Monday morning, on February the 15th , 30 SCIS students volunteered to help change our community for the better. The students were split into 3 groups and got to visit a different place each day. Where they learned team work and leadership skills.
We started our Journey at St. Gemma, A school for children that have jailed parents and have to resign in prison with them. St. Gemma removes the children from their harsh prison environment and provides them with a home, food, an education and most importantly a loving family. Many of the children have had rough childhoods, some of their parents are facing life sentences and others are already dead.
Despite their depressing story the children were bouncing around with glee. They were very polite and appreciative towards us. We played a few games with them like basketball , football etc where we really learned a lot about the kids and how inspiring their story really was.
We spent the day playing games , making posters and reading with them. That day we all went home with smiling faces because we knew we had actually made a difference.