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Fundraising Dinner for Amnesty International

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Over the past three months I have organised and initiated a fundraising dinner for my fellow IB students to raise money and awareness for Amnesty International. We successfully raised over $350 that will go towards fighting for humanitarian rights worldwide. I cooked and served a three course meal for everyone and was given the opportunity to discuss why I decided to host this dinner and how it impacts everyone in our community.

Amnesty International is a non-government organisation aimed at the enforcement of universal human-rights world-wide. They do this by researching and exposing corruption or injustices to provoke positive changes in communities. The organisation is entirely without religious, political or economic interest with the primary goal of universal justice. I felt this to be a very impactful organisation with the genuine ability to influence positive change across the world which is why I chose to support them. I have always been very interested in global politics and am eager to have the ability to influence change in a significant way.

Zoe Ogilvie
Year 12 IB Student