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.


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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.

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