A little bit goes a long way
I am glad to have had the opportunity to participate in the Oxfam Musical Marathon this year. This was my second time participating. Our school has participated in this event for many years and it has become one of our regular school events. This event can catch people’s attention because it is held in different malls and can raise public awareness about the needs of people around the world. Besides, the Oxfam Musical Marathon also provides music lovers with a chance to share their music and passion with the public and fellow performers. My classmates and I also learned a lot about the needs of people in Nepal .This greatly motivated me to participate in the event.
This year’s performance was a nice experience as the audience was supportive, which encouraged us a lot. Apart from this, I also learned how to organize a program with my schoolmates. It was hard to organize rehearsals as everyone was busy. From this experience, I learned that communication and responsibility are important elements for success.
In our world, there are plenty of people living in poverty – a lot more than people would imagine. Some of them live very far away from us in places where they lack clean water, food and many other basic needs. We may not be able to help them directly, but fortunately, there are different organizations in the world that are helping them to improve their living standards. We can support these organizations by donating money and promoting them through different events to raise public awareness. Even a little money can make a difference in their lives. The more money we raise, the more people we can help. I hope I can join the Oxfam Musical Marathon again next time to ask for more support from the public by sharing our music, so as to give more support to people living in poverty.
Leong Lok Yau Lois
St. Catharine’s School for Girls, Kwun Tong