Pupils help slum children to bed

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SIXTH formers at Chatteris Cromwell Community College have handed over cash to help a school in the slums of Nairobi.

The students have been busy raising money for the Baraka Za Ibrahim School and Children’s Centre in Kibera - the huge slum in the centre of the Kenyan capital.

The fundraising came in response to a visit from Sian and Mark Hugo, who run Artes Mundi a fair-trade organisation in Aldreth, who also have strong links with the school in Kibera.

Students were moved to do something having heard about the conditions for the children there and decided they would like to raise enough money for the school to be able to purchase a set of bunk beds for the dormitory as many of the children have to sleep on the mud floor.

Money was raised by holding a quiz, a cake sale and a lose change collection. The target was met and the cheque for £122.89 was formally presented by members of the Sixth Form charities committee at Cromwell this week.