IB Programme Service Experience with Vital Connection

As part of the International Baccalaureate Programme offered at QASMT, students participate in a variety of service experiences to enrich their academic journey.  To ensure an Academy-wide commitment to a partnership organisation, QASMT sponsors a local and international charity to which they provide both direct service (hands-on, active) and indirect service (fundraising, advocating). Our local charity, Vital Connection, provides an important service to the disadvantaged citizens of Brisbane by providing meals and clothing to those in need through the generous support of volunteers.

On Saturday 2 June a group of SMT students volunteered to work with Vital Connection, under the capable supervision of parent Darryll Mahnken. Thank you to Darryll and students Ramit Grover, Premruthai Phetmunee, Thomas Magree, Cherry Cheung and Arthur Wu for committing time to this worthwhile service. Your work is greatly appreciated by the school and community.

Vital Connection Background:

Vital Connection is a community meals project operated by ADRA Australia volunteers around the country.  They have been operating in Brisbane’s Central business District for over 20 years and is staffed entirely by volunteers, and funded totally by donations.  The Vital Connections prepare meals on Saturday (2:00 p.m-5:00 p.m.) at their kitchen in St Lucia, then from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. they pack the van, drive and set up in Fortitude Valley to serve people a free meal. The volunteers then return to St Lucia.