Here’s an inspirational ShelterBox story from our Representatives in Tasmania.
Kings Meadow High School students, Saleh Kasinguvu and Jolie Kaloko have both experienced the benefits of living in a ShelterBox tent, in a refugee camp in Africa. This inspired their classmates to support the leading international disaster relief charity, that provides shelter to those displaced by man-made or natural disasters.
Jolie’s family escaped from the Democratic Republic of Congo, travelling to Tanzania where she was born in a refugee camp.
Saleh first became aware of ShelterBox at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. Saleh said, “ShelterBox not only helped my parents, but also my grandparents and gave the children books”.
ShelterBox Tasmania Representative, Rotarian Bill Dobson was delighted that from having a display at Harmony Day held earlier in the year at UTAS, that Kings Meadows High School requested that a ShelterBox be erected for an information/awareness day.
This resulted in Saleh and Jolie talking of their personal knowledge of the benefits of receiving this form of shelter. Saleh still has a photograph of the tent they lived in Kenya.
Grade 7 of Kings Meadow HIgh raised a fantastic $1,080.00 to support ShelterBox, enough to fund another box. Well done and thanks to all involved