Honouring St. Raphaela
Each year the St. Raphaela Day of Service increases in size and variety of projects. Our hope is that students will continue with many of the projects throughout the year.
On Friday, May 19th the regular routine at Seisen was set aside so that all students and staff could take part in service. Raphaela Maria's life was devoted to serving others. What better way to honour her memory than to spend a day helping in the school, neighbourhood and across Tokyo.
This day would not be possible without the cooperation of numerous organizations. We would like to thank the following groups for providing opportunities for our students to get involved:
- Tokyo English Life Line https://telljp.com/
- Second Harvest http://2hj.org/english/
- Refugees International Japan https://rij-npo.org/en/
- Missionaries of Charity Brothers http://www.mcbrothers.org/presence.html
This year Seisen was also able to connect with the Setagaya Volunteer Association https://www.otagaisama.or.jp/. This organization acts as a bridge between groups that need help and people that want to help. They were able to connect the students with 10 projects around Setagaya. For families looking for volunteer opportunities in Setagaya this is a great first step. https://www.otagaisama.or.jp/ Thank you to the parents who volunteered to assist with the new activities this year.
One of the projects on that day was documenting all of the projects through photos and video. The following student created videos give a good sense of the atmosphere that day. The senior editor of Tokyo Weekender magazine was on campus writing an article for an upcoming issue.
Each year the St. Raphaela Day of Service increases in size and variety of projects. Our hope is that students will continue with many of the projects throughout the year. Hopefully we can make St. Raphaela proud.
The full gallery of photos from the day can be found in the secure portal.
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