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Wilo UK supports education in Zambia

  • 12 Jun 2017

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Wilo UK has formed a relationship with a Somerset-based charity, Zambia, that provides educational opportunities for children in the Eastern Province of Zambia in Southern Africa.

The gift to the charity was a box of the famous Wilo rucksacks which Zambia schoolchildren now have and use on the way to and from school every day.

David Hawkins runs the family charity, having been born in and lived in Zambia for many years as a child. He recently returned to Zambia with his family and was somewhat surprised and shocked to see the poor quality and rudimentary nature of the educational facilities available for youngsters in the poor Eastern Province.

David commented: “We currently pay for six trainee teachers, a night security, stationery and as a result of fund raising, will in August begin extending, renovating and equipping the school library, that is one, in name alone. Later in the year we will begin doing the same to the existing classrooms.”

He also explained: “Due to very tight family budgets hundreds of girl pupils lose five days a month of schooling as a result of the lack of feminine hygiene products. This has a huge impact on their educational progress. Compounded by the fact that girls rank below boys as family assets, their lack of progress at school means that they are taken out of school and in most cases married off as child brides. Only 34.1% of girls continue their education after primary level.

To maintain the girls school attendance, we pay for reusable sanitary products that are given to those girls that require them. These five towel kits, that last for two years, are manufactured locally and as such create local employment.

Wilo’s marketing manager, Morgan Warren-Ross concluded: “It’s not a charity that we feel would be fair for us to support alone – and as such would welcome any other company’s willingness to utilise their own charity support mechanisms to get in touch with David direct and offer whatever support they felt able to give.”

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