Young Students in the United Kingdom all under the age of sixteen are raising money to assist Malawi a country very far away from the shores of the their country.
The five students are Saumiyaah Nimalakumaran, Shivvanthi Sugumar, Subikka Kumanan, Yesica Nithiyanantha and Bavankanth Chandrasekaren.
“ We are group of students (under 16), in the UK, named Team Rise. We are participating in a nationally recognized social enterprise charity programme designed for students endeavoring to improve the lives of children in Malawi and India, by fundraising to provide them with the free education they rightly deserve,” the students told Nyasa Times.
The charity for which they are fundraising is called ‘Wings of Hope’ and is registered in the UK.
“All of the money we are raising will go directly to schools in the targeted countries.
“We wanted to fundraise for Malawi because we believe that every child deserves an education – regardless of their demographics. It is a key social and cultural right and plays a significant role in reducing poverty and child labour, as well as promoting democracy.”
“As Nelson Mandela himself stated, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’ and we too want to make a difference by fundraising for underprivileged children’s education in Malawi and India. There are around 1.3 million orphans in Malawi and we want to help them out of poverty and give them a chance to rise, by aiding their education.
“In order to do so we decided to fund raise for the charity Wings of Hope, which supports the Jacaranda Primary and Secondary school in Malawi. Every penny we raise goes directly to this school to provide the orphans there with a completely free education.
“The five of us have been carrying out various activities to raise funds for the education of Malawian children and your support would mean a lot to us. Papers have already agreed to advertise us globally, and news regarding our team and our fundraising will be shown very soon.”
- The students can be contacted by Email by writing to [email protected] .