Update from Africa!

Mibukwe toilets - 2

Newquay Tretherras have been updated on how their fundraising efforts have benefitted the lives of people in Africa.

In May of last year, Tretherras held a non-school uniform day to raise money for Village Africa, a charity whose aim is to alleviate poverty in East Africa.

The money donated by students has now gone towards paying for the materials, transport and labour of installing water tanks at Mibukwe Secondary School, saving the local children from walking long distances to collect water.

The day was organised by Tretherras teacher Miss Kath Culkin, who worked at the African school during her sabbatical, and recently received photos of the life-changing outcome of her fundraising event.

Miss Culkin said, “Having access to fresh water in school will make a massive difference to the health and wellbeing of all the staff and students out there. It’s amazing to think that by just donating a pound, the students at Tretherras were able to collectively achieve this.”

Mibukwe SIM tank 1

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