Kilmory backpack project plea
People across the island are being urged to help the Kilmory primary school backpack project.
The Mary’s Meals initiative helps children in Malawi by sending them recycled school bags, polo shirts, skirts and shorts to let them get the most out of their education.
The P5-P7 class is organising the project with the support of the whole school. As well as sending their old school bags to Malawi, the Kilmory children are filling them with pencils, pens, crayons, erasers, sharpeners, rulers, pencil cases, notepads, toothpaste, toothbrushes, towels, bars of soap, spoons, small balls, shorts or skirts, T-shirts or dresses, sandals or flip flops for children aged four to 12 years.
All items donated can be handed into Kilmory primary school or given to pupils, staff and parents. All items are needed by Friday September 15, after which they will be sorted into ages and sent to Mary’s Meals.
P5 teacher Eilidh McNeish said: ‘We would like to thank everyone for their support so far, but there is still time to donate to the appeal, which will change many lives.’