At Maltman’s Green we are always keen to support charities; particularly those supporting education or helping children. We believe that it is important to expose our girls to the plight of those less fortunate than ourselves. Throughout the year the girls undertake fundraising initiatives to support various charities as well as contributing to school events aimed at supporting our featured charities. Since it was founded in 1999 by a former parent, we have helped shine a spotlight on Acts of Hope – a charity school in the slums of Bangalore, India. This Christmas we have been raising much needed funds during our nativities and carol services and must extend our deepest gratitude to our generous parents.
The sum raised from our Christmas events so far is £1739 and we hope to send further money to Acts of Hope via donations from the girls for Christmas Lunch and Party mufti day tomorrow (Party outfits up to Y2 and Christmas Jumpers from Y3)
From small beginnings; just a shelter from the sun, the school has increased in size each year. Now there are 440 children who are looked after by 14 teachers, 6 days a week. During the summer of 2017, our Deputy Head (Pastoral), Ms Stephanie Clifford and her daughter visited Acts of Hope and there are a few words she would like to share with you.
“During my visit to Acts of Hope in Bangalore, I taught Geography, English and Science, mostly to Y7 and Y8, and my daughter taught Maths and English to children in Y2 up to Y5. We lived in the school. We played games with the children at break times, collected them in the morning on the school bus and travelled back after school to their homes, makeshift shacks in slums. The school provides the children with teachers, books, transport, uniforms, including shoes and socks, all their meals at school, annual medical examinations and emergency medical help. We have seen at first hand that not a penny is wasted. Helping one child in the slums not only helps them but their whole family and the wider community. Acts of Hope have already had their first children successfully complete University and these young people come back to the school and help out on Saturdays.
Thank you very much for giving generously at this special time of year to those who need help getting the Education that all children deserve.”