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Fantastic day for the School Aid Run/Walk

On a beautiful sunny day on Sunday 2nd July, School Aid held their 4th annual School Run/Walk.

The event took place at the Bulstrode Park, Gerrards Cross.There was a 5km run and a 2km shorter run, for families, children and dogs! There was also an Inter-Schools 1km competition prior to the main event organised by Simon Kearns, PE Teacher at Gayhurst School, Gerrards Cross.

There were 139 entrants in the main event and 36 school entrants, which was a fantastic turn out.

Prizes given for the main event were:

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French books arrive in Waounde, eastern Senegal

French books sent to Waounde in eastern Senegal in September 2016 have arrived.

These books were shipped by a small charity based in Munich, set up by Waounde villagers working in Munich, to support and help develop their home town. When the books arrived, the library was still in development, but is now nearing completion and plans to be fully open in September when the new school year starts.

The photo above shows the teachers and one of the people who helps manage the project, standing outside the library.

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Reading Clubs in Lesotho are being well attended

Moso Ranoosi, Project and Reading Club Officer in Lesotho, has sent some lovely photos of children attending the reading clubs in Lesotho.

We particularly loved the photo of children re-enacting the story that they had just been read.

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Letter of gratitude from a school in Johannesburg

Michael Makwela, our South Africa Project Manager, has received a lovely letter of gratitude from the Principal of Dowling Avenue Primary School in Johannesburg.

School Principal, Mr M.A. Sandows, commented on how School Aid had embraced the school and the local community and the contribution of books will serve as a legacy to our organisation for many years to come.

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School Aid books make a difference to Schools in Tanzania

Josh Palfreman, our representative in Tanzania, works with our partners and recipient schools, ensuring smooth shipment and delivery.

Books sent to Tanzania last year have made a huge difference to the recipient schools and we have received the following testimonials from the Heads of Iseni A Primary School and Animo Primary School.

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Helping schools affected by recent earthquake in Tanzania

We have received thanks for helping the schools in areas hit hard by the September earthquake in Tanzania.

Some of the schools are in the Missenyi District in northern Tanzania where the epicentre of the 5.7 magnitude earthquake was. Professor Wen Kilama, who is co-ordinating the shipment of books, said that once they receive the books they will ensure they reach the intended beneficiaries to help with the revival of education in these areas.

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