The Aquinas Foundation have provided Brackensdale School in Derby with a Kindle Fire tablet in order to raise money for an African school. We have also been working along side the school with an attendance project where we have placed a Land Rover bike into the school as an incentive for the children.
“Thank you very much for the Kindle – it is a very special prize and will hopefully raise a lot of money for our Kenyan school.
We have recently been given a unique opportunity to join forces with Derby County and African Adventures in supporting an orphan school, St. Trizah, in Kenya. For the past two years they have sent out a team of volunteers to help build a school and then support the children in it. This year they are also taking out some teachers to work with their volunteer staff but also to create a link and give children here in Derby an insight into life out there.
We, as a school, want to grab this chance with both hands as it will provide not only many good learning opportunities but also mean we can help others who have very little at all. In order to fulfil this mission we are sending Mr Tee out to Kenya during the May half term. He will take with him the priority donations of children’s clothing & shoes, books and stationery in addition to his skills as a teacher. He will return with a close link to St. Trizah School which we hope will lead to many learning opportunities for our children in the future.
St Trizah School provides a safe learning environment in the Nakuru area of Kenya. It educates and feeds 475 children a day, whist being ‘home’ to 23 orphans. The children manage on very little, but they are tremendously proud of their school. As part of our international links for children we feel we can do much to help them as a little goes a very long way.” (David Hall Head Teacher)
Mr Tee with the Derby footballers.
As Aquinas Foundation is a Charity we are always trying to help with causes such as this one and we hope Mr Tee has a fantastic experience in Kenya