Posted by Julia Goonan
on 31 March 2020
Cameron Streeter, Oakhill College alumni of 2017, has been volunteering in Papua New Guinea at La Salle Technical College in Port Moresby for two years now. Every day, the volunteers at the school cook breakfast for 150 students. The Breakfast Club gives the students an incentive to come to school, as well as providing them with the fuel to have a productive day.
Cameron created a video for the Oakhill College students, to show them that the money they fundraise consistently throughout the year, contributes to the Breakfast Club and every donation makes a difference. Larry Aua is the Youth Minister at La Salle Technical College and tells us that "Students come a very long way to go to school and come from very disadvantaged backgrounds Breakfast Club is a great way we can help them.
"The distance from the market to the school is a long way every day the volunteers prepare the food from the markets in the afternoon, ready for the next morning. The wake-up call for Breakfast Club is 5:55am to begin the cooking process for everyone. On the menu is rice, a source of protein and veggies. Every day, 10kg of rice is cooked as well as 5kg of protein. Breakfast is served at 7:20am to many hungry teenagers. Each volunteer helps serve even portion sizes to every student. Growing teenagers eat together in the yard and are continually thanking the volunteers and Oakhill for providing the funds for their breakfast. Joyce Pove, a Year 10 student at the college said, "If it weren't for Oakhill College and the Volunteers, we wouldn't be having breakfast every morning. We are really grateful and appreciate your help towards us."