What’s your “why” to join Spread the Net?


Across Canada, school communities are rallying together to compete in the Spread the Net Student Challenge! A friendly competition to raise funds for malaria-preventing bed nets, Spread the Net is an opportunity for students to learn about an important global issue, and make a change.

We asked participating students from École Marie-Tanguay why they joined the Spread the Net Student Challenge, and what they learned from taking part. In their own words here is what they had to say!

6 Reasons why students got involved with the challenge!

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“We want to buy more nets to help to protect the children.”  – Addison, grade 3

“I think it is a good idea to protect children across the world.”  – Diego, grade 5

“I think it is unfair. We are so lucky in this country.  We don’t need to worry like the children in Africa. They always worry about being bitten and getting malaria. I just want to help the kids not to worry.”  – Victoria, grade 5

“We want to change the world!”  – Kye, grade 3

“I want to meet Rick Mercer!”  – Jacob, grade 3

“It is important to protect the people in Africa so they don’t get bitten by mosquitoes.”  -Krystelle, grade 1

6 Things you have learned since joining Spread the Net!

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“I learned that mosquito bites can be very dangerous.”  – Diego, grade 5

“I learned that we can change lives and save lives every day.”  – Preston grade 4

“There are children in need.  They live in a large area.  Many children are affected.  If we are able to make a difference and give money, we should do it.”  – Victoria grade 5

“The more we talked about Spread the Net, I realized that we can help the children and the parents.”  – Janelle, grade 3

“I did not know that mosquito bites can kill people!”  – Krystelle, grade 1

Inspired to join the Challenge?

Sign up for the Spread the Net Student Challenge!