Kids raising cash for email pen pals in South Africa

KIDS at seven schools in London’s East End have organised a sponsored walk to get cash for educational equipment in a deprived area of South Africa. They are raising money at Mile End Park tomorrow (Thurs) to buy computers so they can make email pen-pals

By Anastasia Aboim

KIDS at seven schools in London’s East End have organised a sponsored walk to get cash for educational equipment in a deprived area of South Africa.

They are raising money at Mile End Park tomorrow (Thursday) to buy equipment including computers so they can make email pen-pals.

The seven schools, Phoenix, Halley, Chisenhale, Sir William Borrough, Central Foundation Girls, Olga and Malmesbury, have been twinned’ with seven schools in Qumbu, near Johannesburg.

They have been sending teachers to Qumbu since 2005 under a partnership scheme, but now plan a students’ visit next February when the Tower Hamlets pupils meet the online friends they have made. Teachers from Qumbu will also come to East London.