Carol is raising funds for student chairsDonate
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- Carol Workun
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- Volunteer Tea Pick
Carol is raising funds for student chairs
When I arrived at the school this year I was impressed to see that enrolment numbers are up. We are reaching more and more young adults from the tea estates.
Many of these students travel several hours each day to come to school and the same again to get home. I was humbled just yesterday when helping one of the managers at the school with a report - some of our students are living on just 20 cents per day (think about that for a minute - I did!). And yet their families make the sacrifice of sending their young adult to the school for a year, with the promise of a better future, rather than have them take a job on the tea estates and contribute to the family income.
The students (and the amazing teachers) greet each day with a smile and a zest for learning that I have not seen anywhere else.
This year I was struck by the increase in numbers but also something else - not every student has an appropriate place to sit and work. Given the effort and sacrifice they make I think we should provide them with a decent place to sit and study.
Space is tight so we try and buy chairs that combine both a seat and a place to write. These chairs are Rs 7,000 each (£32, Canadian $58). We need 44 more chairs. My goal is to be able to order these chairs in time for delivery for the start of term two (May 7).
Please help me provide these enthusiastic and hard working students with an appropriate place to sit and work. For each donation of £32 we can buy another student a chair.
The charity is a UK based charity hence the amount donated is in UK Pounds but do not be discouraged donations can be made from world over!
To learn more about the work of the school and see the impact, please check out the video link below.
Thank you in advance for your support, you can be sure every cent of your donation will go towards chairs.
Susanne Loerius Donated £30
In hope that those children will become proud citizen of their country and creating a brighter future for themselves and othersCarol Workun: Thank you very much for your generous donation - much appreciated.Suzanne Gagnon Donated £60
Glad to help! Amazing project! You can see the pride in those smiles. Enjoy!Carol Workun: Thank you Suzanne - much appreciated, I know you have a keen interest in this project and lovely countryAnonymous User Donated £30Carol Workun: Thank you "Anonymous" whoever you are? You generosity is much appreciatedCarol WorkunJust £301 to go to reach the target and make sure all of these wonderful students have chairs.Sharlie Lemire-Waite Donated £45
On behalf of Natasha and Sharlie Lemire-Waite, the daughters of Greg Waite! Happy to take part in such a wonderful causeCarol Workun: Thank you so much for this, very much appreciated.Christie Halpenny Donated £32
We love your photos and stories from Sri Lanka. Keep up the amazing work with all those dedicated young people.Carol Workun: Thank you so much!Al and Carrie Carpenter Donated £60
Such a great cause Carol. Thanks for making a difference!Carol Workun: Thank you Al and Carrie, we are getting closer to our target thanks to everyones wonderful support xxAnonymous User Donated £20
What a great project! Good luck and keep up the amazing work!Carol Workun: Thank you Katherine and Jeremy - much appreciated!Kirsten Draayer Donated £60
You are amazing!!! We are so happy to help in any way we can. Kirsten and ChicoCarol Workun: Thank you Kirsten and Chico - much appreciated.Tim Pare Donated £32
You are amazing Carol, from the three of us xxCarol Workun: Thank you Tim, Yas and Hadeeqa, much appreciated!
Jenny O'Brien Donated £30
Thanks for letting us know about this Carol, and best of luck!Carol Workun: Thank you so much Jenny!Carol WorkunHave reached just over 60% of our target which equates to 30 new chairs for the school. Thank you all so very much, I cannot wait to share the good news with the school on Monday morning!Lisa and Stu McCormick Donated £60Carol Workun: Thank you Lisa and Stu - very much appreciated xxJanet and Graeme Stephens Donated £60Carol Workun: Thank you Janet and Graeme - really appreciate your support xxThomas Wilson Donated £500
It's a shame to not be able to educate due to lack of chairs. Hope this helpsCarol Workun: Tom, words fail me... your generosity is much appreciated. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and I know the students and teachers are going to feel the love tomorrow when I tell them - thank you!Carol WorkunSo happy to have reached 20% of the fundraising target. Thank you to everyone for your generosity, the students and teachers are excited!Michelle Bosch Donated £120
So glad you are in your happy place with the added bonus of helping these students!Carol Workun: Thank you so much Michelle!Anonymous User Donated £60
Love to help out Carol. Lots of admiration here for your work, and for the commitment and smiles of the students. Ken & SonjaCarol Workun: Thank you Ken and Sonja - very much appreciated xxDenise Workun Donated £60
Glad to hear you are having a great experience Carol. Keep up the good work!Carol Workun: Denise thank you for your generous donation - that's two more students siting in a chair - thank you!Morley and Pat Workun Donated £60Carol Workun: Thank you both for your generous donation and for kicking off my 2018 fundraising drive for the school!