The children of Great Heath Primary School in Mildenhall, Suffolk have used their Harvest Celebrations to raise funds for a Child Development Centre linked to Ntonda Hospital in Malawi.
Children at Great Heath School in Mildenhall, Suffolk
They were allowed to abandon school uniform for a day and dress as farmers and were asked to contribute £1 for the privilege! Many children took advantage of the offer and a total of £169 was raised for the needy youngsters in Malawi.
The Child Development Centres at Ntonda provide preschool care and activities to orphans and non-orphans. Their are currently four centres with a total of 311 children and 12 caregivers who work on a voluntary basis. The centres are self sustaining with the parents contributing maize flour for porridge. The money raised by Great Heath Primary School will help to provide four large cooking pots as well as plates, cups and spoons for the children.
Children at a Child Development Centre In Ntonda, Malawi
Ruth Cresswell, teacher at Great Heath (also dressed as a farmer !) used the school assembly to show some of the photos she took while visiting Ntonda during August.
Ruth commented that, 'the children really enjoyed the day and finding out about the children in Malawi. It is good to allow them to get involved in helping those who are so much less fortunate and it is especially beneficial to assist children in another part of the world'.