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Altruistic Students Establish Gower College Swansea SOS Africa Society
20 Nov 2012
In recent weeks a group of altruistic students from Gower College Swansea in South Wales have joined together to form a society with one principle goal ‘to empower the life of an underprivileged African child through the provision of education.’
Until recently the future of 5 year old Angelinah, a young child from the township of Lonely Park in Mafikeng, South Africa, has been unclear. Due to her family’s unfortunate financial circumstances, it had always seemed likely that Angelina would have to attend a local township school with a poor standard of education, inadequate facilities and average class sizes of around 200 children; this is a frightening reality for many children in Angelinah’s situation.
However, since the start of the new school year, (under the supervision of College Lecturers Martin Dix and Tania Gulliford), thanks to the commitment of the members of the newly formed ‘Gower College Swansea SOS Africa Society,’ Angelinah’s future has been blessed by a renewed sense of hope and optimism! Collectively these students have realised that by working together to carry out a series of fundraising activities, it is within their power to be able to provide Angelinah with a high standard of education and care which could raise not only her standard of living, but also that of her entire family.
Such opportunities may appear trivial to those who are born into societies which provide a reasonable standard of free education and care. However, for children who are not blessed with such privileges such opportunities are nothing short of a lifelong dream.
After only a short while, the Gower College SOS Africa Society has already held number of meetings, began planning a series of fundraising initiatives and has set up its own society section on the SOS Africa website (link). We would like to congratulate Martin and Tania (the society’s Co-ordinators), Chloe Lane, Chloe Davies, Natasha Evans and Ffion Kehrein the society’s loyal members for their endeavours and for taking direct action to ensure that the future of another African child is now secure.
If you are a member of group of enthusiastic and motivated individuals who are interested in setting up a society which will make a real lasting difference to the life of an underprivileged African child, click here.
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