Pupils step in to donate to charity
KING’S School donated hundreds of pairs of shoes to their counterparts in rural Ghana.
Parents were asked to supply their sons and daughters with an extra pair of shoes to go home in on the last day of the school year so they could bag the ones they were wearing for shipment by the charity Connection Kids Education Foundation (CKEF).
Over the last decade King’s has donated old school desks and chairs, more than 3,000 text books, sports equipment and kit to the charity.
And the Boys’ Division has also raised funds to build a school block at St Peter’s Nursery School in Southern Ghana.
Caroline Johnson, director of external relations at the school, said: “Feedback from CKEF tells us that our donations have had a huge and very tangible effect on the schools that have received the goods: rates of absenteeism are down, literacy rates are up and teenage pregnancy rates are down.”
Caroline added: “So this term we organised a donation of children’s school shoes.
“Worldwide, there are 300million children for whom walking with shoes is a rarity.”