Year 12 Plants Trees for Sustainable Income


Fantastic CAS Project to help support the elderly in Thailand…

A group of Year 12 students travelled to Uthai Thani province to help plant more than 300 banana trees. The income from these trees will be used to help fund the building of an assisted living centre for disadvantaged elderly people from all over Thailand. The Ruth Centre hopes to house around 35 elders in the first stages of this project, a project in which our CAS students are proud and excited to be a part. A few words from the team:

“It was refreshing to be able to get back out into direct, in-person volunteering. I truly felt we made a direct impact during this trip, not only through physical work but also through our fundraiser preceding today. The experience helped me understand more about the mission of the Ruth Centre and helped me grow as a student volunteer.”

Kylie Kim

“Today’s work made me realise how rewarding this opportunity is. Even though we could not directly help the elderly at the Ruth Centre in person, our indirect actions – planting trees – will support them in the long run.” 

Sonia Pang

“I feel like it was a very unique opportunity to try and make a direct and positive impact on people’s lives. The people working there were very nice and it was good to hear the story of why this elder’s home is being built. Although the work was quite tough, it was very satisfying to see what we had achieved at the end of the day. Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience and I hope to be able to visit again soon.”

Jules Humbert