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School Aid Film Night was a great success

Friends and supporters of School Aid gathered together for the 3rd School Aid Film Night at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield.

The film, A United Kingdom, told the story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and his controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, which put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil. It was an extraordinary story, which had been beautifully filmed, and explained the events which led to the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, now known as Botswana, becoming independent within the Commonwealth in 1966.

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Dedicated School Aid volunteer helps make a difference in other parts of the world

Adele Wilter, a dedicated School Aid volunteer, has arranged for some donated Spanish Books, which are not suitable for schools in Africa, to be sent to a school and kindergarten in Peru.

Adele has been in contact with a charity, Building a Future for Peruvian Children, with regard to some donated Spanish Books. These lovely books were not suitable for schools in Africa so she wanted to ensure that children from a Spanish speaking country would benefit from them. 

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Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch distributes 23rd container of books

Libby Arnold from the Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch, has written to thank School Aid for their wonderful and generous shipments.

These shipments have now been distributed to a large number of schools, literacy and educational NGO's, via other Rotary Clubs, to the delight of the recipients.

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Many thanks to all those in the South West for their continued support

School Aid would like to thank all those who have supported School Aid over the past few months in the South West Peninsula.

Sandra Maizels, a former School Aid Trustee, continues to promote and support School Aid since her move to the South West and has received books and stationery from a variety of sources. The donors we would like to thank are:-

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Harry's Story

This is the story of Harry Watt, who has supported School Aid since 2016.

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Building a Future for Peruvian Children

We have received a message from Carole Watton, Treasurer, Building a Future for Peruvian Children, to say that the Spanish Usborne books that School Aid sent arrived in Peru.

Carole said; "Yesterday, the Project Manager and I consulted three teachers about the best way to use the books.  Based on their opinions, most of the boxes will be given to two Primary Schools for use by their first year pupils. The remainder will be given to a Kindergarten. The schools and Kindergarten chosen will be those in the poorest communities".

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Charity Bridge Afternoon in aid of School Aid

A charity bridge afternoon is being held, in aid of School Aid, at the Chalfont St Peter Community Centre, Gravel Hill, Chalfont St Peter on Wednesday 29th November at 1.30pm.

Tickets are £10 per head. There will be an afternoon tea and prizes. Tables of four are welcome but if you would like to come as a pair let us know and we can make up a table for you.

If interested, please contact Roselle Beard: [email protected]

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