Pupils at St Paul's
Coffee morning helps fund books for Bangladesh
Access and Progression students at Forth Valley College’s Alloa Campus booked a place in the hearts of Bangladeshi school kids recently when they raised money to help buy text books.
A recent coffee morning held early last month (3 December) and organised by FVC Resources Assistant Chris Duff and School Link, Ace Group and Workstart students – helped raise around £180 which enabled the St Paul’s School in central Dhaka to buy 1500 new workbooks.
Chris – who had visited the school and its 207 pupils and 11 staff last year - was pleased to show the students that their valuable contribution helped to make a difference to children there.
“Dipty Dhaki the Head Teacher at St Paul’s was so grateful and has thanked our students for their support and kindness. Our students appreciated receiving photographs of the children and his staff and in one the children are applauding the effort of Forth Valley College students and staff.
“Amazingly the school were able to buy 1500 exercise books - called Khata – and Dipty said the books will go a long way towards improving literacy skills. Our students were absolutely fantastic and genuinely interested to find out about education in Bangladesh and how here in the UK we take it for granted. Their concern and fundraising efforts was so heart-warming and I can’t thank them enough.”