Grade 5 Students Collect and Donate Books to MOSAIC

Three Grade 5 students (Olivia, Sandra and Ava) from Southpointe Academy have donated over 50 books to MOSAIC, collected as part of a project. Accompanied by Southpointe Academy staff, the group met with Executive Director Eyob Naizghi and other staff at MOSAIC’s headquarters on May 7th.

The International Baccalaureate school participates in a project which provides an opportunity for students to use the skills and knowledge they have developed over the years to complete an extended inquiry over eight weeks. The PYP Exhibition project chosen by the students this year was around the central idea of ‘When we act on our beliefs and passions we can influence change.’ Students explored this through the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals.

The three students visiting MOSAIC researched new immigrants’ access to education in BC, following up with a book drive and the donation to MOSAIC.

Eyob Naizghi commented “It’s heartwarming that young people are curious, involved, and caring in regards to immigrants and their education in our community. I really commend the young ladies for their work and efforts on behalf of newcomers, who will make good use of the books.”

Pictured with the students (back row, left to right): Paul Ketko, Junior School Principal, Heather Goode, Grade 3 teacher, Agnieszka Tennent, Adler University student, Iris Challoner MOSAIC Refugee Information & Referral Specialist, and Eyob Naizghi, MOSAIC Executive Director