Thank you to The Purbeck School from our friends in Rwanda

We received a message this week from Albert Musabyimana who is the Headteacher of the ‘Peace and Hope’ school in one of the poorest areas of Kigali (the capital of Rwanda). This was one of the schools that students from The Purbeck School visited last October, when visiting many of the classrooms were derelict and in need of complete refurbishment. Without this refurbishment many children would not have been able to come back to school this September and they would have been left without education. As a result of the visit The Purbeck School decided to partner with the school to try to support it by raising the funds for the refurbishment. We ran a number of charity fundraising events in school (you may remember the non uniform day in December) and were able to raise nearly £1500 which was the figure required to complete the works. As a result work has nearly been completed and the classrooms are in place and ready to be used – there are two pictures below and it is the classrooms on the right of the picture as you look at it that have been upgraded with our funds.

Albert sent a letter to the school with the following message:

‘I would like to thank you very much for your support for classroom completion.  When I see it I remember your encouragement to keep working hard.  For now the school is closed due to COVID-19 but we will resume in September. I get this opportunity to thank you very much to think of us and I appreciate to partner with your school.’

Thank you to everyone involved with the fundraising – as a school community we should be very proud that the money we have raised is making a significant difference to the lives of these young people.

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