Rwanda ‘We need pants’ Appeal 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

We need pants.

The Purbeck School works, in liaison with The Amakuru Trust, to support the life chances of children living in Rwanda – one of the poorest countries in the world. In addition to a biennial student visit to Rwanda, many staff students and parents also contribute every year to pay for the education of six students of very poor families. We will launch this initiative again in January.

But now we need pants.

We would also like to help young people living in two street children’s projects in the town of Rwamagana – one for girls and one for boys. We have twice visited these projects which house and educate children who had previously been left to wander and beg on the streets. The projects do a great job to help children as young as three and rising up to the age of eighteen, but money is scarce and funding limited.

As we approach Christmas I would like to ask you to buy a pair, or pack, of new pants for either boys or girls. The children at the SACCA projects rely upon second-hand clothing and it would be wonderful to provide them with new underwear, something which we take for granted, next year.

We will be grateful for new pants of any children’s size.

If your daughter/son can bring a pair (or pack) of pants into school next week, from Monday 10th December, they will be collected in tutor time. We will then organise delivery through The Amakuru Trust and let you know when they are received in Rwanda. Thank you in advance for helping us in a small but important way this Christmas.

Best wishes,

Journey to Rwanda 2019
and Mr Holmes Assistant Headteacher

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