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Charities raise awareness at MPS

TREASURE bag decorating, three-legged races and the raising of 100 balloons were all in a day’s work recently at Mosman Public School (MPS).

The activities were organised by Mini-Mos partnership charities Raise Foundation and SeeBeyondBorders as a way of teaching students about the work they do.

Both charities work to make a difference in the lives of young people. Raise works in partnership with local high schools by providing mentors for teenagers who need support.

SeeBeyondBorders helps local communities in Cambodia to improve education standards by training teachers, getting children to school and developing better learning environments.

Raise founder Vicki Condon led Year 5 and 6 students in a discussion about ‘what it meant to be a mentor’.

"The students totally understood what mentoring is and the concept of having another adult around you, whom you trust," Ms Condon said.

Ms Condon said she was amazed at the students' understanding of Raise's work and how they translated that into helping their fellow students.