Give Peace a Chance
On Friday 7 May, over 350 members of our Dulwich Pudong community turned out at the Ramada Hotel Jinqiao for the annual Quiz Night supporting the Peace Centre Uganda (TPC) - an overwhelmingly positive community response!
The Peace Centre Uganda, founded in 2015, provides love, care, a home and education for Ugandan orphans and currently supports 60 children. TPC is a long-time community partner of Dulwich Pudong, with students from our school first travelling out to the village back in 2014 to help build the children’s home. Traditionally DCSPD students would travel to the TPC every summer to volunteer. Although this tradition has been temporarily curtailed by COVID realities, we continue to support TPC through the annual Quiz Night. Find out more about TPC right here.
On the night, quiz participants viewed an inspiring video of greetings from TPC children and staff. We also heard a moving personal story from Andy Clapperton, a Trustee of TPC and ex-Dulwich member of staff, who along with other members of Dulwich staff at the time, was instrumental in founding TPC. The event featured a silent auction of donated prizes as well as student art works. In total over 120,000RMB was raised, 100% of which go to support TPC children.
We are very proud that Quiz Night was a student-led event. A group of Senior School students and some staff dedicated their time in organising the logistics, staffing the vendor booths, and running the quiz round tabulation. The questions were also created by students.
Says Anthony Reich, DCSPD Director of Global Citizenship, "This is one of my favourite events of the school year. We have students, parents and teachers all coming together under one roof for a night of community togetherness. There is always such a buzzing atmosphere, and we have so much fun, but it is fun with a purpose and real meaning and impact behind it. The money raised goes on to have such a huge impact at TPC. It is a very special event.”
Ultimately the top prize went to the "Old Alumnae" team composed of recent DCSPD graduates, proof once again that a Dulwich education gets you to the top!