The staff and students of Burford Church of England Primary School in Tenbury Wells, Gloucestershire, have been fundraising on behalf of African Children’s Fund.
In total, the school raised a phenomenal £800 for the UK based Kenyan charity.
That’s enough to provide a whopping 11,000 mugs of porridge and will ensure 61 children stay in school for an entire year.
African Children’s Fund run their “Porridge Clubs” where children are given a breakfast the Scottish staple morning meal in eight schools in and around Thika and allow children to take up the free education offered and go to school.
The porridge is a vital because when parents cannot afford to feed their children, they have to work, beg or scavenge for food when they should be at school. The provision of a nutritious porridge meal once a day eliminates this problem entirely.
On their Facebook page, the charity thanked the school and said they were “incredibly grateful” for their fundraising efforts.