Founded by Ecclesbourne School student Joe McDermott in 2016, this project (originally named "Educate Africa") raises funds for the Good Hope School in Lilongwe, Malawi. Each year, another team takes on the fundraising lead. So far, you have raised £21124 and provided a new classroom, perimeter fence, building repairs, desks and chairs, water well covers, IT equipment, stationery, first aid kits and training, sports equipment, books and globes.
EVERY DONATED PENNY goes to the school - unlike many charities, any visits or personal costs are met by the organisers!
An update on the school...
Due to the Coronavirus, the school needs a 'fumigation' every 14 days. This involves using disinfectant spray to clean walls and equipment. Hand washing stations-a bucket and soap-are in place for santitisation.
A breakfast program, put in place for the most undernourished, consists of bread and a fruit drink-'sobo'.
A gate is needed to complete the perimeter wall and will secure the school perimeter.
New toilets are now being used, they consist of a metal pan that you stand on with a cistern high up on the wall. The old toilets are now in safe condition and in the process of being repaired.
So please keep donations coming in. To donate online, head to the donate section on the website!
Stay tuned for more updates...
What will your money go towards?
Students at Ecclesbourne came in non-uniform and donated a pound. The proceeds were shared between Project Good Hope and Children In Need. A special thanks to Miss Flynn and Mr Macnamara who allowed this to go ahead.