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Students from schools in Malawi benefit from School Aid donations

In September 2017, a container of text, reference and reading books were sent to the Rumphi area of Northern Malawi, arriving in March 2018.  Working with partners, Life Concern and Temwa. a UK based NGO, a total of 33 schools (14 primary schools and 19 secondary schools) received either a whole or half pallet of books.

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Fantastic day for the School Aid Fun Run

The 5th annual School Aid Fun Run took place on Sunday 1st July at Bulstrode Park, Gerrards Cross. It was an extremely hot day but, despite soaring temperatures, people turned out to run or walk the 2k and 5k routes. We had families with young children in buggies, dogs and keen runners all taking part in this beautiful park. We also had two giraffes named Tutwa and Twiga running in full costume hoping to raise lots of money for School Aid. There was also an inter-schools competition, organised by Gayhurst School. We are delighted to say that over £2,000 was raised at the event. View the results and times here.
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Books catalogued in the UK ready for libraries in Malawi

School aid volunteer, Pauline, successfully catalogues the first UK books onto a database for Bumba library in Malawi. Being able to provide shelf ready catalogued books to our libraries in Malawi and Lesotho means that the books can immediately be borrowed from the library and saves our Library Assistant a great deal of time that can be spent instead working to help the learners and educators to support literacy learning. It’s another first for School Aid.
 

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Lucky School Aid volunteers attend the Queen's Royal Garden Party

As part of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, two volunteers were invited to attend The Queen's Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on the 31st May. Lucky volunteers, Adele Wilter (African Project Co-ordinator) and Christine Hillis (Bookkeeper) were picked from an independent ballot from our volunteering register, to represent School Aid on the day.

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School Aid wins The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

We are delighted to announce that School Aid has been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK.

The Award recognises the outstanding contributions made to communities by groups through their volunteer work. There were 250 winners of this award in 2018 out of 166,000 voluntary organisations in the UK, School Aid is one of just two organisations in Buckinghamshire to have received the honour this year.

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