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Langley School pupils raise more than £2k for Solihull charity

Solihull Editorial 21st Mar, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

KIND-HEARTED pupils at Langley School have raised over £2,000 for Solihull-based charity EducAid in the last 12 months.

The charity offers life-changing opportunities of having an education for children living in Kenya – which they could not afford.

In recent years the school has been able to make a difference and has sponsored several children in Kenya.

‘Africa Day’ which took place in July of last year, proved to be a great success as pupils in key stage three spent the day learning about the cultural differences of their lives with those in Africa.

Together with the summer fete, Langley pupils raised £2,053.82 in total – resulting in the school being able to continue their support in sponsoring ‘Alice Sammy’ – who is now able to start training to become a teacher over the next two years.

Alice was one of the first pupils that the school sponsored at Langley and teachers were delighted that she now has this life-changing opportunity.

One extract from a letter that Alice sent to Langley school read: “Without your great support in paying my school fees in time, I would not have pursued my secondary education.”

Sonya Isaac, international links coordinator at Langley School, said: “Over the past six years, kind-hearted pupils at Langley school have raised a substantial amount of money for the Solihull based charity – EducAid.

“In these recent years we have been able to make a difference and have sponsored several children in Kenya.

“Alice was one of the first pupils that we sponsored at Langley and we are delighted that we have been able to give her this fantastic opportunity.”

Trustee of EducAid, Linda Maxwell, said: “We first met Alice in 2011 met her again in 2013, though sadly after our first visit her mum died – though that didn’t stop her from studying.

“She left school in 2013 and had the dream to go on to further education – Alice is now training to become a teacher thanks to the generosity of Langley School.”