Two Regina scholastic centres are doing their part to make Syrian refugees feel welcome in local schools.’
The Regina Public School Teachers Association is partnering with the FIAP class at Campbell Collegiate to continue the Regina George Lee School Backpack Project.
The project gives Syrian refugee students entering Regina schools backpacks filled with school necessities.
RPSTA President Jeff Perry notes the need for the backpacks is as strong as ever.
“A couple of years ago, we did about 350 backpacks in our first year, and they’re all gone,” said Petry. “So, today we’re doing another 70 backpacks, and that need is still there. That’s why we’re doing it.”
Perry also addressed the idea of getting the special needs students in the FIAP class to participate in stuffing the backpacks. He says on both a charitable and personal level, it’s important for the kids to be engaged and involved with this initiative.
“Well, we think it’s fantastic. Students helping students,” he says. “Anytime you can get students to help students, you bridge that gap of differences and focus on how we can help one another.”