Every year a group of S6 students from James Gillespie’s High School go to South Africa to visit and help in Dloko High School, Zwelibanzi High School and Charles Memorial Primary School. The children in these schools live in poverty and suffer from a severe lack of food and education so JGHS carry out projects such as setting up a sustainable soup kitchen and setting up a Library. One of our projects this year is a ‘Pencil Case Appeal’ which we would be delighted if you and your child would take part in. The pencil cases would give the children the equipment they need to support their education for at least a year.
So it would be greatly appreciated if you could pack a pencil case (or more than one!) and send it to school by Monday 4th February.
Pencil Cases should include;
3 writing pencils
A handful of coloured pens/pencils
A pencil sharpener
A note – if your child wishes they can incorporate a short note saying a bit about themselves but please keep them short, simple and appropriate as the children in Charles Memorial Primary School don’t speak much English.
We hope you will help us with our project,
many thanks in advance,
The JGHS clothing committee.