SCHOOLGIRLS RAISE £1500 FOR INDIAN VILLAGERS
(25 July 2006)
Southall schoolgirls have raised enough money to provide mother
and child heath services to an entire village in West Bengal, India,
over the coming year. Adilah Khalifa and Farrah Sheikh raised £1500
for CINI (Children in Need Institute) through fundraising activities
at Villiers High School. The girls ran bucket collections, led a
school assembly and organised a cake sale.
cake sale initiative proved so successful that it quickly escalated
into a small not-for-profit business. The girls persuaded friends
and teachers to donate homemade and shop-bought cakes for sale,
to be resold in aid of CINI's work with women and children in India.
After successfully breaking their £1000 target, Farrah and
Adilah will continue fundraising to secure funds for years 2 and
3 of the Ramnagar project.
village was identified as having high rates of infant mortality
and malnutrition by CINI, which works to promote women and children's
health in India. Pregnant women and newborns in the village can
now benefit from the services of experienced healthcare professionals
and resources to combat malnutrition and low birth-weights.
High School already has a strong tradition of raising awareness
of global issues. Headteacher Dai Jones has recently been named
Teacher of the Year in the 2006 Teaching Awards. Dai has been praised
for encouraging charity work and for helping the school to become
part of an international network, and is planning to visit CINI's
projects in India later this year.
Child In Need Institute (CINI) works to break down the cycle of
poverty, malnutrition and ill health and to provide basic educational
services to some of India's poorest communities. CINI works with
disadvantaged women and children in India regardless of their religious
or ethnic background. A contribution of only £5 a month is
enough to provide vital support to see an expectant mother through
pregnancy and the most vulnerable years of her child's life.
you are interested being part of CINI's 'adopt a mother' scheme