St Joseph's African Aid Ambassadors take part in 'No Desk Day'

St Joseph's African Aid Ambassadors at St George's College took part in their first charitable project recently to help raise money and awareness for the schools in the DR Congo and Cameroon.

St Joseph's African Aid (SJAA) was founded to offer support to small and manageable projects in Africa, principally in those countries where the Josephites have a presence.

The money raised during the most recent Mufti Day at the College is going to SJAA to help pay for desks in one of our sister schools in Illebo, DR Congo. The SJAA Ambassadors (students who have volunteered to represent the charity in the college and promote its work) wanted to raise awareness about this project and show their solidarity to the students in the Josephite schools, so they came up with 'No Desk Day' and gave up their chairs and desks for an entire school day. 

Speaking about the project, one of the Ambassadors, Harriet, said: "I cannot stress enough the importance of having a desk, whilst it may seem trivial to those of us who have one every day, it is a real struggle to go without, and this is the situation that children like us face on a daily basis."

The hope is that the St Joseph's African Aid Ambassadors will continue to raise awareness about the work of the charity and raise money for more desks and chairs in these schools.

(One of the desks created in Ilebo, DR Congo from the Mufti Money collected at SGC)

13 June 2019

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