14 Dec 2017

Rainbow Trek 2017 – Trekking for Charity

Walking the Hong Kong trail, 103 students raised money for charity – New Sight Congo, on the 9 Dec 2017.

The Rainbow Trek is organized by the Year 13 students for groups of Year 12s. Most groups completed 25km of the 50km trail – times ranged from 4 hours to 6 hours approx. One group went on to climb Mount Butler one of the most demanding sections of the hike.

Many teachers also participated, Maths Teacher, Mr Scott left his home at 2 am in order to hike 75km.

The money raised from each of the walkers will be given to charity New Sight Congo. Charity founders Henri and Joyce Samoutou have helped countless individuals needing eye surgery, restoring their eyesight, which in turn means they can return to work and provide for their families.

Year 13 student, Isabel Leenknegt, “This year the committee raise money for New Sight Congo’s Ouesso Eye Hospital Project! The hospital will help residents of Congo but also people from neighbouring countries:  Cameroon and The Central African Republic.”

“Rianna and I were the Year 13’s responsible for organizing the trek this year. With thanks to the tracking team, and the finance team we were able to pull-off the trek! We’d also like to thank the teachers, in particular, Mr. Chan, and Ms Hjelmeland, as without their support and assistance we would not have been able to make this event a success.”

“The road to the final event may have been rocky! However, this was a truly amazing experience for us to have in our final year, and we hope that we can raise more money and awareness.”