Rosita is a little girl called living in an orphanage in Bolivia called Casa Segura. She came to Casa Segura, which means ‘safe house’, as a three year old after her mother passed away and her elderly father could no longer care for Rosita and her brother and sister.
As the Year 10 English Communications class at Glasshouse Christian College we decided that we should do something to help. Our assessment this term was to organise, plan and manage a fund raising event. When we heard about Casa Segura and the work they did with the Bolivian homeless children and orphans, we knew we had found who we wanted to help. Our goal is to raise enough money to support Rosita for a year, which will cost $600. This $600 will only cover about one-third of the cost of Rosita’s actual care, which includes food, water, shelter, clothing, education, medical care etc.
As the inaugural group, the students will hold three fund raising events over the next three weeks: selling ice-cream spiders, holding a lolly stall and lastly, a sausage sizzle. Aiming to exceed the $600 goal, the students of GCCC want to give all they can to the kids of Casa Segura. Upon completion, this project will be handed over to the 2016 Year 10 English Communication class to continue as a perpetual mission.
Written by Lachlan Kelly and Kyle Bullard ‘