Ms Gemma Sisia, founder of the School of St Jude in Tanzania, visited St Aloysius College last month with their recent graduate Godwin and SAC old scholar Ms Maddie Kelly.

Maddie has been working at the school for almost two years, and was joined by another SAC graduate, Eithne Johnston, in 2018.

To have such a tangible connection with a school like St Jude’s, which has been fighting poverty through education since 2002, is an absolute privilege, and students at SAC are inspired to work hard at fundraising for the Walkathon and Mercy Day, knowing that the School of St Jude will be one of the beneficiaries of these funds.

At an assembly, St Aloysius College congratulated one of the Year 11 Religious Education classes who, along with their teacher Ms Elizabeth Heuzenroeder, raised over $900 through a sausage sizzle. They presented the funds to Gemma, and were rightly proud to contribute to her outstanding work.