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Taking steps to support disadvantaged children

November 4th, 2018

Students in Monmouth have taken steps to support a locally-based charity working with disadvantaged children overseas.

Pupils at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools have donated much-needed shoes for children in Africa.

Hands Around The World in Monmouth has been collecting shoes for secondary school-aged children in Zambia.

“If children in Zambia do not have shoes, they are unable to start school,” said Ngum, a Year 11 pupil and Charity Monitor at Monmouth School for Girls.

“We are very privileged to go to school in Monmouth because in some countries girls can’t go to school. It is our duty to make sure that girls in Africa have every opportunity to go to school.”

Mrs Jane Powell, Operations Manager at Hands Around The World, is a former pupil at Monmouth School for Girls and collected the donations.

“As a Monmouth-based charity, we are always looking for new ways in which local people and children can support us,” said Mrs Powell.

“The support from the schools in response to a direct appeal for secondary school shoes has been fabulous. We look forward to the possibility of an ongoing relationship.

“We want to thank everyone who has donated shoes because each pair will go to someone in Africa who needs them.”

Ngum added: “We hold charity events at school throughout the year because we believe it’s important to help people less fortunate than ourselves.

“We should always offer help when we can and we hope that our shoes will allow more young people to access education in Zambia.”

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