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Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School donate stationery to get Ghanian children writing

PUBLISHED: 14:22 19 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:22 19 March 2015

Jamie Belnikoff handing over stationery collected by Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School to Ghanian schoolchildren

Jamie Belnikoff handing over stationery collected by Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School to Ghanian schoolchildren

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A Jewish school ‘shocked’ by the standard of living in Ghana has united to help fellow children thousands of miles away.

Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School, in Forest Road, Barkingside, has long built a relationship with Onechild Ghana, an international development charity, set up by school parent Jamie Belnikoff.

The charity supports 14 vocational schools and 1,000 students across the Ashanti region of Ghana and helps educate some of the world’s poorest, disadvantaged children by equipping them with employable skills.

Mr Belnikoff, the charity’s founder, hand delivered pens, pencils, notebooks and stationary donated by Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School earlier this month.

“Despite being vocational schools, many can only teach lessons in theory as they lack tools for practical lessons,” he said.

Jewish studies teacher Deborah Harris helped coordinate the Mitzvah Day effort back at Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School.

She said: “All our pupils were shocked by living standards over there.”


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