Save The Gende Tesfa Breakfast Club

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/breakfastclub

Total raised

£2,816.00
from a target of £1,494.00

Total raised (+ Gift Aid)

£3,081.00

Offline total

£50.00

Save The Gende Tesfa Breakfast Club

For the past two years money raised by children,  parents and teachers from Holy Trinity School in Cookham has funded breakfast for 72 children before they attend classes in Gende Tesfa School in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. Many of these children are orphans or only have one parent. The community they are from in Gende Tesfa is a former leprosy colony and its people are still marginalised and discriminated against by people from the city. It is incredibly poor and there are few opportunities for people to make a decent living.

Funding for the Breakfast Club has run out - we urgently need to re-start this vital service. Children are going to school hungry and most will not eat until the evening, if they are lucky. This results in children unable to concentrate on their lessons or skipping school to go and beg for food. 

The school estimates there are 230 children, out of a total of 1077 students, who are assessed as vulnerable, usually because they have lost one or both parents.  The club not only provided them with breakfast, but also education and advice on health and sanitation. The club coordinator is a friendly and loving woman who acts as a mother figure to children whose lives are chaotic and without structure. She provides love, advice and stability to children who are growing up in desperate situations.

Our target initially is to raise funds for 30 of the most vulnerable children and if we reach this we want to go on and provide a place in the Breakfast Club for all 230 children.

This amounts to about £124 per child per year. Up to March 2019 we have kept the breakfast club open but we need to raise a  further £1,494 to cover the remainder of the academic year.

Please give and be assured you will be allowing a child to live, learn and grow.

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Total donations: £2,766.00

Anonymous

25.03.19

£10.00

Happy birthday Sienna! Love Kitty x

Anonymous

13.03.19

£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

Thanks for a lovely party, the bags and tshirt are fab, love Lois x

Sophie Comas

11.03.19

£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Bella

11.03.19

£15.00 (+ £3.75 giftaid)

Happy birthday sienna thanks for a lovely party love Bella xx

Anonymous

09.03.19

£15.00 (+ £3.75 giftaid)

Happy Birthday Sienna. Very thoughtful in giving up you birthday present for this great cause love Arabella

Siennas birthday donation from Ellie

08.03.19

£15.00 (+ £3.75 giftaid)

Happy Birthday beautiful Sienna! What a kind thing to do for kids at Gende Tesfa breakfast club. You are so kind and thoughtful, well done! Love from Ellie x

Anonymous

08.03.19

£10.00

Anonymous

07.03.19

£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Happy Birthday Sienna, you're brilliant for giving up your presents! Lots of love Leah xx

Tabitha cotter

07.03.19

£25.00 (+ £6.25 giftaid)

Happy birthday Sienna. Love from Tabitha

Hajrah

07.03.19

£20.00

Happy Birthday to Sienna :-) Thank you for directing us to the good cause for the Gende Tesfa breakfast club. My lots of love xxx

 

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