A St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) carnival has raised $41,000, part of which will go towards the CHIJ Sisters’ Mission Outreach Programme to aid the young and underprivileged.
The SJI carnival, called Moment of Magic, held on April 21, was a wholly student-initiated and run affair.
Over the past three years, it has become an occasion for students to learn organisational and problem-solving skills, contribute to a worthy cause, and have lots of fun in the process.
The event, which featured food and games, saw teachers challenging each other physically in the American Gladiator game section, students putting on dance performances, and parents chipping in to sell food.
In addition to helping the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ) Sisters’ outreach work, the income generated will also go to the school’s Society of St Vincent de Paul pocket money fund for needy students.
“It had been a pleasure to help organise this event,” said SJI head prefect Brandon Krygsman and a member of the SJI Carnival Organising Team. “The past few months had been hectic, but definitely memorable.”