Fundraising for The David School
Stamford School students were honoured to welcome David Wallwork, Founder of The David School in Sierra Leone, to the Chapel on Sunday 20th May. After David delivered an inspiring speech about his charity work, he was presented a cheque for £280, from the students’ fundraising efforts.
Sierra Leone is the lowest ranked country on the United Nations’ Human Development Index. Since the Civil War ended in 2002, the Government have been trying to encourage people to move back to rural areas. Due to the complete absence of education in rural areas such as Mile 36, David Wallwork founded his charity to provide education for children in the surrounding villages.
The project now comprises both a primary and a secondary school, and the charity is currently trying to raise money for the construction of more classrooms. According to Save the Children, Sierra Leone is the worst country in the world for children to grow up, with one of the highest levels of infant mortality. The work that the David School is doing is vital, giving 300 children the chance to learn, and providing them with access to future opportunities.
The money raised by Stamford School will cover the wages of all of the school’s teachers for the next month. This shows that every penny raised for charity really does make a difference to people’s lives.
For more information please visit the charity’s website: www.thedavidschool.co.uk