On the evening of Saturday March 11 over 270 of our students, staff, parents, and alumni turned out for the 2023 Peace Centre Quiz. This was the 10th installment of the TPC Quiz and our first in-person on-campus quiz in 4 years!
The TPC Quiz is a charity event which supports The Peace Centre Uganda which provides a home and an education for orphans in Uganda. Their goal is simple: to ensure love, care and a home for each of their children, so that they are educated, healthy young people who can be successful in life.
The Peace Centre was founded by staff from Dulwich College Pudong and over the years many of our students have spent memorable summers there volunteering. Many graduates who have gone on the trip found the experience to be life-changing. You can read about one such experience here.
More importantly, vulnerable children in that part of Uganda have had their lives changed completely by the care that the Peace Centre has been able to offer due to the generosity of the community.
As always the evening was a lot of fun.
And being back together on our home turf was just outstanding! Staff teams, student, and parent teams battled it out for top honors not only in the quiz itself but in the best dressed team concept category. Over 120k RMB was raised on the night, 100% of which goes to support the children at The Peace Centre.
The event is a big piece of organisational work which every year is taken on by our Dulwich Pudong Global Citizenship Prefect and Interact Teams supported by our GC Director Anthony Reich and his staff team of GC Coordinators and volunteers. They always make it look easy, but there's a tremendous amount of work that goes on behind the scenes.
Says Mr Reich, “It was quite emotional to be back on College, in person, with our full community supporting the important work done at The Peace Centre. As with all good Service initiatives, we started the evening by focusing on where the money will go, in this case, our friends in Uganda. This way everyone can fully understand who the money will benefit, why it is needed and how it will be spent. Events like The Peace Centre Quiz do indeed put the ‘fun’ into fundraising, but it is vital that we never lose sight of the main purpose behind such events and powerful impact that we can have when we work as a community.”
Well done, Dulwich Pudong, for coming together and making a difference!