|May 6, 2009||Citadel High School Halifax|
Alana Martin from Citadel High School is a noisemaker for change!
Alana became involved in War Child this year, starting a club at her school and organizing a few fundraisers, raising $6600 for War Child’s international projects!
Alana first became involved in international programs when she was sixteen during a trip to Guatemala. There she saw the effects war had on civilians and says she was "determined to devote time and effort to not letting that happen again."
Early in the year Alana kicked off her War Child Citadel début with a holiday bake sale that raised $200. Alana did a great job motivating students at her school to get involved and make a difference. On March 7th 2009 she and her team of volunteers hosted their big Keep The Beat event. Over eighty students turned out to the fundraiser and brought in $6600 in pledges, donations and ticket sales- amazing!
When asked about student involvement at her school Alana states: "What started as a War Child group of fewer than 10 people grew over the year to 20 dedicated high school students wanting to make a difference in the lives of war affected children."
Alana plans to continue her work next year with the War Child group at Dalhousie University, while trying to build a career out of international relations by taking the International Development and Sustainability programs.
Thank you Alana for your involvement with War Child! Your support and dedication has been amazing!