On Tuesday the 22nd of November, as part of their Economics unit the Year 5 and Year 6 listened to the inspiring, brave and mesmerising Koky Saly.
On that day Koky Saly talked about his struggles and battles through three tough years of his life. Koky Saly was inspiring because he fought bravely to handle this time and because he still kept dreaming of this day of his success even when his sister/ best friend died.
How he started his business/ Charity which is BeeKeeper Parade, he got this inspiration when his sister passed away and he always knew that his sister was still dreaming about making this successful charit. He was the presenter we have had this year!
Thanks to our teachers for organising Koky Saly to talk to us
By: Rhiannon and Grace, 5AB
Koky is the founder of the social and environmentally ethical business, BeeKeeper Parade. The concept behind BeeKeeper Parade is to reduce landfill by turning unwanted clothing into usable items such as backpacks, pencil cases and iPad covers.
Koky took the students on an inspirational journey through his life, from being born in a war prison in Cambodia, to starting a new life with his family in Australia, to fundraising and building schools in Cambodia, to losing his beloved sister, Sophia to cancer and continuing her dream of supporting children in Cambodia. For every backpack purchased, BeeKeeper Parade funds a student in Cambodia for English lessons for one year.
In support of this wonderful business, Greenvale Primary School purchased four backpacks and for a gold coin donation, Year 5 and 6 students were able to enter a raffle to win them. The lucky recipients of the backpacks were Rusira, Vicky, Ella and Ravindu. In total, the students raised $415.30 for Beekeeper Parade!!
For more information please visit http://beekeeperparade.com/