Helping kids attend KES
the wealthy people of London, who must do something about all of the street kids of London. He founded this school for kids who had nowhere to live. I found myself there in 1938, but of course by then it has evolved quite a bit. It was an incredible place. I was there all through the war. A friend of my parents realized I had to be educated and sponsored me. It saved my life. Anything might have happened to me if I hadn’t had a decent education. I was clothed and fed, because there was no money to look after me. This school provided all of our clothes, right down to our nightgown. We had a modern uniform, tunics and blouses. The boys wore orange stockings and little white cravats at their necks. Mind you, it wasn’t a ritzy place, but they educated us and looked after us. Most of the children there came from poor homes, but had got there by scholarship or sponsorship.”
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