The strains of the pandemic have been felt in many areas of life, and in many ways. One sector to feel the effects is Charities.
For St George’s, our long-standing commitment to our charity, the Zambian Orphans Appeal (ZOA), remains strong. With traditional fundraising initiatives, such as live events, not currently possible due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, the ZOA committee, made up of pupils across the school, have been busy exploring ways to continue to support the children of the Serenje Orphans Childrens Home.
Now, Year 8 are collectively working together on an important project, and you can help! Year 8 are launching the borehole challenge to improve access to clean water supplies for the children at Serenje.
The Need for a Borehole at Serenje
Mains water is a high annual expense for the orphanage. Sometimes the mains water is unreliable, due to poor infrastructure and old pipes; the water supply can become contaminated or sometimes stop altogether. This has been a problem very recently with extremely dirty water coming through the taps.
We need to dig 70 metres and raise 2,700 Euros
This works out as:
38 Euros per metre
19 Euros for 50cm
9 Euros 50 cents for 25 cms
Year 8 aim to raise this money by Friday 26 March.
How can you help?
Any donation, small or large, will help Year 8 realise their goal and will go a long way to securing a clean water source for the children at Serenje. Donate here! Follow the St George’s Facebook page for further updates on the project.