This Friday we are raising money for two charities – Children in Need and the Ethiopian charity AHISDO. We have been working with AHISDO since 2008 when Ms Lucas, Mr Payne and Mrs Bulloch took some former student to visit Addis Ababa the capital Of Ethiopia. We worked alongside a couple of other schools and CRED a local Fairtrade charity based in Chichester with children and ran a play scheme with the children.
AHISDO work with the poorest of the poor in the slums, many of whom have no income and support. We raise money each year to help send 6 children to school and college. This money includes their school fees, equipment such as books and pens, uniform and a meal every day. Without sponsorship these children would not have a way of escaping the poverty they currently face. Many children who have been part of the child sponsorship scheme have found work, learnt a trade and are now supporting their families as a result.
In addition to this we will be running our Christmas bazaar during the last week of term where we hope our RRSA ambassadors and students from year 10 and 11 will be helping us raise money by running activities and stalls during breaks.
Many thanks to all the friends and families of ALNS who support our charity work. We are making a difference and improving lives.