Visit to Orphanage in Zambia

Posted: 6th November 2015

Mr Mark Tailyour, Sixth Former Will Bennett and former pupils Rosannah Morel and Bertram Jayarajah travelled to St Anthony's Orphanage in Ndola, Zambia taking with the former uniforms donated by Mount Kelly families. The orphanage was established to care for children born with HIV/AIDS but also cares for children with mental and physical needs as well as abandoned street children. Some of these children attend the local community school, Buyantanshi. Our three travellers took so much uniform  that the orphanage decided to pass some onto the school, school where prefects now wear these with pride and for them it has become a mark of distinction.

Many thanks must go to all who supported this adventure with special thanks to Laria Campbell, Georgia Burton and Imogen Allsop who between them raised £400 which enabled the team to buy all the necessaries for a special party at the orphanage and which gave the children there such joy and happiness

Mark Tailyour, who organised the trip, commented "Mount Kelly has enabled children from a distant land to connect with our own culture and helped give these impoverished people a sense of dignity and purpose as well as a huge sense of honour".

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