Students in Kenora’s St. Thomas Aquinas have banded together and worked to support education in Guatemala.

TA’s Interact Club, a student philanthropic group, presented the Kenora Rotary Club’s Ripple Effect Committee Chair Gord LeMaistre with a $650 donation earlier this month, which will help 43 students attend school between 2023 and 2025.

The Ripple Effect Scholarship Program, through Rotary, helps students in Guatemala attend school. Since 1999, it has helped to build or refurbish 85 schools, benefitting over 25,000 students.