Snaresbrook pupils raise money to sponsor Indian child’s education

PUBLISHED: 08:50 12 October 2012

Three hard-working pupils managed to raise enough funds to sponsor a child’s education in India as well as travel to the school to teach during the summer.

Jonathan Bennett, Tomas Dillon and Albinia Stanley, all aged 17, from Forest School, College Place, Snaresbrook raised money to sponsor a child at the Sri Sathya Sai School in Kerela, India.

Through a combination of doughnut sales at school, car boot sales and baby-sitting, the three pupils raised enough for a three week trip to Kerala during the summer.

They spent two weeks teaching, before spending their final week travelling around the country.

The pupils described their teaching as “improvised”, playing games such as Hangman and Simon Says, with Jonathan even teaching one class Arsenal football chants.

Jonathan added: “Once I got home to London, I realised just how clean and tidy our city is. Kerala was an attack on the senses, so colourful and so exciting.

“I hope to keep contact with Rima and the pupils at Sathya Sai School”.

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