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- Carol Workun
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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!
Thank you for your support, every cent of your donations will go towards chairs.
UPDATE: Please see the photo below for a selection of the 50 plus chairs purchased and delivered to the school
Carol WorkunChairs have all been delivered and are in use at the school. Thank you everyone for your very generous donations. I have edited the fundraising page to include a photo of the chairs.
Bruce Moszcelt donated £70
We hope you can use the donation to purchase two chairs for the school....fom Izzy and Grace MoszceltCarol Workun: Thank you very much and yes of course we can purchase two more chairs.GREG WAITE donated £120Carol Workun: Thank you very much for your generous donationCarol WorkunWe did it! Thank you everyone for donating - we reached our target! Really appreciate this and so do he teachers and students. I am not closing the campaign, additional donations will purchase additional chairs which we definitely have a use for.
Again thank you.
Dianne Lepa donated £120
Great work being done at the school. Good luck with your fundraiserCarol Workun: Dianne, thank you so much xxKathy Wong donated £60
No brainer. We are happy to help. Keep up the great work! Kathy and RogerCarol Workun: Thank you so much - the teachers are so excited. I am sat with them right now!
Carol WorkunThank you everyone for your contributions, we need just £151 now to reach our target. If we can do that this weekend we will be able to order chairs next week before I leave. I feel confident and the staff feel very supported - thank you!Linda Jones donated £30
Happy to support this great initiative, Carol.Carol Workun: Thank you Linda - much appreciatedSusanne 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!