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Weʼre raising £1,000 to raise funds to continue building Newill Academy, Ghana to provide education and support for local children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Newill Academy, Ghana

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On Friday 15 June we are having fundraising days across SBS sites to raise money for Newill Academy. There will be bucket collections at each site but by donating via this page your money can go directly to the charity and we can see the donations coming in!

Newill Academy opened in 2010 when William Newman, Sharp Business System Customer Support Engineer, previously a Ghanaian teacher, set up a pre-school on land he owned in Koforidua in Ghana. His aim was to provide education and support for local children from disadvantaged backgrounds, mainly children of market sellers and street vendors.

The school started with 50 children and quickly became popular and now over 200 pupils attend. Alongside the growth of the Academy in 2013 William took a career break to help continue the building work and improving facilities.

The school works on a non-profit basis, students pay a minimal amount to cover teacher’s salaries, the school bus and a daily meal. With a lack of structured financial support the Academy faces ongoing challenges.

Sharp Business Services chose Newill Academy as one of our key charities as it aligns with our goal of supporting causes which ‘Enrich Young Lives’. The Academy will be part of our CSR events calendar and we’ll support William and the school on an ongoing basis through fundraising, awareness and donations.

William is delighted we are raising funds for Newill Academy on our fundraising day, he told us:

The money raised will go towards providing flooring for the class rooms on the first floor of the school. The dust created from not having floors in place affects the children’s breathing and prevents them from keeping their uniforms clean. The lack of flooring means that on the ground floor a canopy needs to be used on hot sunny days and when it rains to protect the children from the weather. The floor will make a huge difference to the children’s comfort.

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    • Jason Cort

      Jason Cort

      Jun 15, 2018

      Massive effort by all, great job Stockley Park. I couldn't afford to put the pounds on with the cup cakes :) but can give the pounds away instead!

      £10.00

    • Stephanie Bagbila

      Stephanie Bagbila

      Jun 15, 2018

      £10.00

    • Samantha Steele

      Samantha Steele

      Jun 15, 2018

      For the wildcat raffle :)

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 15, 2018

      Keep up the good CSR work!

    • Jane  Shade

      Jane Shade

      Jun 15, 2018

      Jane Shade Supply Chain

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 14, 2018

      £10.00

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    Newill Academy, Ghana

    At SBS one of our CSR aims is ‘Enriching Young Lives’ to have a positive impact on young people. Newill Academy, Ghana, provides education for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. We are raising money to continue building the school to help the local community.

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