Wollongong campus will come alive for the Big Kid’s carnival day, where students are invited to revert to their childhood ways, playing games and having fun to raise awareness for underprivileged children.
The grounds of the University of Wollongong will be transformed on Thursday the 22nd of September as a team of U.O.W students put on an event for young and old.
Fairy floss and face painting are just some of the ways that students and the wider community are encouraged to get involved on the day.
When asked why it is important for students get involved in this event, project member Leila Sawaqed believes educated adults have a responsibility to ensure everyone gets equal opportunities .
“I also think that it’s a wonderful chance for students to get involved in the U.O.W community and meet some new people.” Added Leila Sawaqed.
Bid Kid’s carnival day is an event organized to raise money for the students chosen charity Barnados.
Students choose this charity because it is an organization that has been doing wonderful things for over 120 years and is at the forefront of child welfare.
Participants can expect to experience plenty of food as well as some wonderful Kids games such as the egg and spoon race and a three legged race.
As well as fun and games there will be staff from Barnardos ready to answer questions and raise awareness about some of the gaps found in the education of under privileged children.
The event that has taken nine weeks to organize is expected to raise at least $1000.
This event is by no means exclusive to U.O.W students and event organizers are encouraging people who cannot make it on the day to still get involved by making a donation online through there fundraiser page.