LOCAL SCHOOLS HELP ORPHANS
I joined up
with local schools to take part in a unique programme that links up children in the UK
with HIV/Aids orphans in sub-Saharan Africa.
Schools for Africa is a charity set up by UK MPs that provides gift boxes for
children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV and Aids in Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
Two schools from the Selly Oak constituency took part in the 2008 scheme: King Edward
VI Camp Hill School for Girls and King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys.
boxes were flown out to Africa and were distributed by community-based organisations to
children who live in residential care or foster homes in the community. Each box
contained toys, books, school equipment and toiletries for a child.
The pupils who contributed to the Schools for Africa project should be congratulated.
I am sure their gifts made a real difference to children in Africa and for many
orphans the boxes would have been the first presents theyd ever had.
For further information go to: www.schoolsforafrica.co.uk/