MEADOWGATE School in Wisbech has showed its support for a Ghanaian cousin with generous donations of money and equipment.
The school was last week visited by Asamoah Samueal and Nicholas Achereco, two teachers from Glory International School in Salega, Ghana.
In May, two Meadowgate teachers, Loreena Gomm and Chris Henry, spent ten days in Ghana and saw for themselves the conditions at Glory.
Loreena said: “The visit was fantastic. It really makes you appreciate everything. We had mixed emotions going to the school. It makes you feel very guilty about what you have.”
Meadowgate has forged links with the school through the International Schools Link and pupils have been exchanging letters.
Loreena and Chris were very touched by the school following their visit and decided to raise money for them. Glory caters for lots of children and Loreena saw 90 children crammed into a classroom the same size as her Year 7 class.
“The floors are sand and a lot of the children suffer from chest infections from breathing in the dust,” Loreena said.
She and Chris paid £50 each to have two classroom floors concreted. Their aim on returning to Britain was to raise £250 to concrete the remaining classrooms in the school, but they managed to raise more than £600 through a variety of fundraising events.
The money was presented to the Ghanaian teachers on their last day, along with lots of sports and playground equipment and a football kit for the children.
Meadowgate are not planning on stopping with their fundraising for Glory. They would like to raise enough money to build a new block for the school, which will be named after them. Anyone who wishes to hold a fundraising event or can donate a football kit to Glory, contact Meadowgate on 01945-461836.