Earlier this year, Pete Simpson, Amphigean Managing Director, chose to support children out in Sierra Leone. The charity supported is called Educaid www.educaid.org.uk
Pete funded the trip himself, but also raised just under £1,000 from friends and customers to purchase teaching equipment. His challenge was to go to the Educaid primary school in the village of Maronka and teach the kids all about electricity and electronics.
Pete commented “The trip was a real eye-opener. Firstly the kids were so keen to learn – something not always experienced here in the UK, but then education is one of the real hopes they have to get out of poverty and into paid work. That said, unemployment in Sierra Leone is extremely high and so we can only hope that our efforts result in more than just paid work. In fact that is what fascinates me about the charity Educaid. Its mission is not just about educating the kids, but it’s also about giving them confidence and a voice to be able to stand up against many of the difficult situations which Sierra Leoneans face – the biggest of which unfortunately is corruption”.
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