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[p][b]Father and son team, Michael and Aaron Clarke, are aiming to turn their running miles into school meals when they take part in the Vitality Big Half on March 1st.[/b] They are raising funds for SEPIA’s school feeding project which has been set up to ensure that the youngest pupils at Asafo Basic School in Ghana receive at least one hot meal a day. Michael, who visited Asafo in 2019, noted that “the school used to receive aid from a government food programme but this ceased because the class sizes in the primary school fell slightly when their classrooms where destroyed in a tropical storm and they no longer met the government criteria.” SEPIA has helped the school build a temporary classroom space and they hope that the offer of a free school meal will encourage parents to send their children back into school and thus reach the necessary number on role to regain the government aid. “When I learned that, for many of the children, the school meal was the only proper meal they received each day I reassured the teachers that we would provide funding for the most vulnerable pupils until the school regained the government aid. This amounts to £300 per term. So I asked Aaron if he would help me raise the funds and here we are entered for the Big Half in London. As always, our minds are ready but our bodies have yet to accept the task ahead! Training has just started and, in my case, I’m working on a ‘just get round approach’. So, we really would appreciate any support you can give us through sponsorship or just cheery comments. I know for many of our friends and supporters this is not the first time we’ve asked you for help but I hope that, over time, you have been able to see that your donation really does make a difference to the lives of the children SEPIA are working with in the schools in Ghana.” Like all of the SEPIA projects they are working towards creating a sustainable future for these children and hope that our support will enable them to gain the education they need to achieve success for themselves and their families. SEPIA anticipates that the school feeding project at Asafo will last for this academic year and that by September 2020 the numbers on role will increase in order for the school to qualified again for the government aid. They also plan to help the school develop so that, in time, it will be able to cater for its own pupils.[/p]

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