Youth Action Aid sees great impact with ISY Flood Drive Donations
Earlier this school year, Youth Action Aid, an ISY student group started a flood drive to collect non-perishable goods and supplies to help families affected by flooding in central Myanmar. An estimated 60,000 people were displaced after a dam over Swar Creek broke in late August and flooded many nearby communities. (Department of Relief and Resettlement.)
Collections were gathered school-wide and in partnership with the Ayeyarwady Foundation, delivered to the region last month. President of the student group, Zahin Ahmed, shares his reflection on the decision to start a flood drive:
“We wanted to make a difference on a larger scale, and when this crisis occurred we did not spare any time in mobilizing our whole community at ISY to give back and help these affected areas. This joint effort between our organization and the Ayeyarwady Foundation allowed us to reach these affected communities and better prepare them for future floods that may occur. We are really grateful for all the parents, teachers, and students that have donated towards this flood relief and it has truly made a huge impact. We are looking forward to future initiatives with our organization to reach our goals of creating change and empowering youth to create an impact.”
This activity is all part of ISY's commitment to Service Learning.