Learning in the MYP

Steps for Syria – a walk-a-thon to raise money for Syrian child refugees

Dear Students, Teachers, Parents and Carers,

The men, women, young and old people of Syria are taking an approximately 3,000 kilometre journey between Syria and Germany, and/or other nations in Europe. This made me think about how bad their lives must be if they feel it is necessary to leave their homes under such terrible conditions. I was amazed at how long their journey was and how much walking the people of Syria were doing. I came up with the idea of a walk-a-thon, where children could be sponsored to raise money for Children of Syria, Save the Children’s program for the Syrian refugee crisis (learn about it at www.savethechildren.org.).

It would be wonderful if you could support your child(ren) by accompanying them on the walk-a-thon. Or letting them participate if they are old enough to do so on their own.
If you can’t make it, then please give generously to someone who is doing the walk, or maybe a few people…

Here is everything you need to know

When: 10:30-12:00pm (approx.), Saturday November 7th, 2015
Where: Tokyo Midtown Park, Roppongi
*Meet at the playground slides at Hinokicho Park – look for the peace balloon
– the walkers will depart at 10:40am SHARP


This is the proposed route – it may change if necessary

To receive a sponsorship form to raise money and take part in this event please email Hank. Please return your completed form with all the sponsorship money to the Steps for Syria box at TIS Reception by Friday the 13th of November. We will then collect all the money for a consolidated donation to Save the Children and hopefully it will help Syrian refugee kids in some way on their journey to peace and safety.

Please e-mail me if you have any questions.

I hope to see you all at the walk-a-thon, and thanks for helping Steps for Syria.

Yours sincerely,

Hank (Grade 7 Student)