Food and Fun Fair took place on March 11th, 2017. It is a perfect opportunity to raise awareness within our school community whilst also engaging in fundraising projects. Both of these advantages were perfect for our service group, considering we only established this year.
1. Holi Fundraiser
We organized Holi, continuing on from our previous service tradition and it was a success. We did run into a few problems with the rain. Although Holi is still celebrated in the rain, we debated whether to go through with it or not. In the end, it was a high anticipated event and we were able come together as a team (LO5) to make it happen. We earned more funds than we did last year and the clean up and maintenance went much more smoothly than it did last year.
2. Selling Caps
Unfortunately for us, although we did get the caps in time for the fair, it was raining for the majority of the time and so the demand for the caps decreased. Overall, we sold them for a reasonable price of 600Rs and sold a few, but not nearly enough considering we still had many left over. I think it’s important to see how we took a risk, considering we wanted to sell something other than t-shirts. This experience taught us how to plan and initiate another fundraiser and definitely was a challenge in which new skills were developed (LO2), since selling caps turned out to be evidently more difficult than selling t-shirts.
Update (30/03/17): With the leftover caps, we decided to put up a publicity on our Facebook page and hopefully with more people being seen wearing it, we will be able to sell even more. Perhaps this can be a project carried onto the next year, considering there are more outdoor events at school in the future that these caps could fare well in.