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Closed 26/02/2019

raised of £800 target by 18 supporters

    Weʼve raised £750 to help improve conditions for education for children in Jamaica

    Funded on Tuesday, 26th February 2019

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    Myy friend and I went to help out in a primary school in Jamaica last year , where the conditions are very basic and the children rarely get individual attention.

    We found many of the 10 year olds were struggling with their reading but they generally learnt very fast when given extra help.

    However one of the things we noticed that most impeded their ability to learn was the constant noise from the scraping of the metal chair and table legs on the concrete floor. This meant the teacher had to shout to make herself heard and generally made it very difficult to concentrate, for example it was impossible for us to hear children read in the classroom and we had to sit out in the yard for some of the time instead!

    As a result after we came back we sent over some rubber chair leg caps for one of the classes which the teacher tells us have really helped reduce the noise level. However she said that the scraping of table legs continues to be a problem. For this reason we have decided to try and raise enough money to put caps on all the chairs and tables in all 12 classrooms if we can. The company that sells them has offered us a very good deal if we buy in quantity. The approximate cost per classroom for the chairs is £60 and for tables £40.

    We are going back to the school to work with the children again in a few weeks and it would be great to be able to take the rubber caps with us.

    Many thanks.



    • Jill  Asher2 years ago
      Jill  Asher

      Jill Asher

      2 years ago

      Very nearly at target ( some people have donated cash ) . Many thanks to all of you who have generously donated - it’s much appreciated. Any last minute donations gratefully received ! Jill

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    • Jill  Asher2 years ago
      Jill  Asher

      Jill Asher

      2 years ago

      Hi everyone, Thanks so much for your donations so far. Because the company supplying the chair and table leg caps have given us a very generous discount I am now able to reduce the target to £800. If you know anyone else who would like to donate please forward the link to them. Many thanks, Jill

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    • Andrew & Joanna

      Andrew & Joanna

      Nov 24, 2018


    • Wesley and Ben

      Wesley and Ben

      Nov 16, 2018

      Good Luck Jill and continue all the good work you do!


    • Seonaid Todisco

      Seonaid Todisco

      Nov 13, 2018


    • Nina Clarke

      Nina Clarke

      Nov 10, 2018

      Great initiative Jill!


    • Anonymous


      Nov 9, 2018

      Good work Jill! Good luck with it.

    • Julia Disney

      Julia Disney

      Nov 7, 2018

      Well done Jill. Great cause.


    • sue knight

      sue knight

      Nov 6, 2018

      good luck Jill a great idea x


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