Potters Bar Brownie Troop Helps Hunger In Malawi....
DUE to the good work of the Potters Bar brownies, 50 backpacks full of useful items are on their way to the poverty-struck country Malawi.
As part of the ‘Together we can’ project undertaken by the brownies, awareness had to be raised about poor places across the world leading to ideas of ways to fundraise.
The brownies at Potters Bar decided to support the project ‘Mary’s Meals’, which has a backpack appeal asking fundraisers to fill a backpack with educational and lifestyle items.
The 5th Potters Bar Brownies leader Nikki Sullivan said: “The Backpack Project is a simple way to help children from poor families to get to school in countries like Liberia and Malawi.
“Very often these families cannot afford to buy basic things like pencils and notebooks, or even suitable clothes to wear to school, and so children miss out on an education.
“Along with the free school meal that Mary’s Meals provides, costing as little as £6.15 per child, per year, the backpacks that we send help children to get an education that will help them escape poverty in later life.”
The brownies asked sister organisations, such as scouts, cubs, beavers, guides and rainbows, to help the project by donating items such as notepads, pencils, crayons, rulers, toothpaste, toothbrushes and items of....click to follow this article....http://www.yourhealthandtechfriend.com/potters_bar_hertfordshire,_uk.htm