Youngsters make it their business to help
CHILDREN cared for at The Caldecott Foundation at Smeeth, who have all suffered cruelty and neglect in the past, are preparing to help children overseas.
Thanks to a joint venture with a county council unit advising young people, their teachers and local businesses, the Caldecott youngsters have devised their own business plan to stage a fund-raising event in the New Year to help a children’s charity in Thailand.
A day-long project at the school run by Kent Works, part of KCC’s 14-24 Innovation Unit, saw students, their teachers and business people split into 10 company teams to make plans for a fund-raising talent evening.
The proceeds from the fundraising event, which will take place in 2009, will go to the Surin Schools Charity to help build a school in Thailand.
It is hoped students at both schools will become electronic pen pals, building global awareness and citizenship.