Our FEED A SCHOOL FOR A DAY campaign was launched on the 1st October 2018 to help support a junior school in The Gambia. The school was set up and is funded by two retired local teachers (who live in Beverley) and has evolved and expanded over the past 15 years. It now provides education for 90 children each year aged betwen 4 and 7. Read their latest Newsletter.
Our Club first became involved with the school a few years ago when we helped to provide some sports equipment for the children.
In 2018 in response to a request for donations of football shirts we were able to provide every child with a shirt. A massive THANK YOU goes to Hull City Tigers and Burnley Football Club as well as many local residents who were extremely generous in their donations. For many of the children this is a welcome addition to their meagre wardrobe of one basic home outfit and their school uniform (which the school provides for them free of charge).
Our FEED A SCHOOL campaign aims to support the continuation of the provision of a meal every day for each child at the school. Before this the children were learning on an empty stomach - their only meal of the day being provided at home in the late afternoon after the school day had finished. Whilst there is no charge made to them for the food they receive, the children are expected to contribute by bringing in a firewood stick (or two!) to keep the school oven burning.
Please help us to support this school and ensure the children in one of the poorest parts of the world get the opportunity to learn while being well nourished. As a Rotary supported project you can be assured that every penny of your donation will go to the school.
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