Youngsters make it their busi­ness to help

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Commercial -

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.

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