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Locals help African schoolchildren

By gail robinson, Town Reporter Tuesday 18th March 2014
Mwandet Secondary School

THESE are the photographs showing the difference generous Barnsley mums and dads have made to thousands of children in Africa.

 

As these photographs show - children throughout the Arusha area in Tanzania have now got uniforms and that means they will be allowed to get an education.


Without a uniform no child is allowed to go to school. A huge 3,500 uniforms were donated by Barnsley folk.

 

Lisa Beckingham came up with the idea of asking parents to donate unwanted/outgrown uniforms. The 33-year-old teaching assistant has in the past done voluntary work in Africa hoped she might collect a few dozen uniforms.