|The Challenge raised funds for our International partners and their efforts to educate the children they support in lockdown and we were amazed by the generosity of our amazing supporters and donors who helped us raise almost £2,000! In all, School in a Bag were able to make contributions of £400 to our partners who requested financial assistance. Here are some of the ways the money was spent:
Partner: Mercy and Grace
In Vijayawada, our partners have been able to provide children with stationery and educational resources to enable them to learn as schools are to remain closed until August. Whilst Mercy and Grace run their own school and invited outside children to visit it and receive their gifts, our contribution has enabled them to seek out children who live in the slums to provide them with basic learning resources as well.
“Hope you saw the pictures of the Children who have got educational materials and learning skills of mathematics. Underprivileged children are struggling to learn, read and write because they don’t have any resources and teaching during this locking period for 3 months up to August.”
“Today, hot, hot summer temperature in India. Children are feeling uncomfortable by COVID and Hot Summer Season with record temperatures of 44 degrees.”