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Sherborne schools join together to support Indian Charity

Sherborne schools join together to support Indian Charity
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Despite the restrictions of online learning, three schools from Sherborne – The Gryphon School, Leweston and Sherborne Girls - have managed to continue their fundraising efforts and worked together to raise more than £1,800 for overseas charity, ASHA in India.

ASHA was founded by Dr Kiran Martin in 1988 and works with around 500,000 people across 60 slums in Delhi. In collaboration with ASHA, the students have opted for their donation to be utilised for medicines and micronutrient supplements, which ASHA distribute to the elderly, malnourished children and women in disadvantaged communities.

The plan had been for 15 students to go out to Delhi to volunteer for ten days in October 2020 but the pandemic meant the trip could not safely go ahead. It would have been the second joint expedition of schools in Sherborne and, without doubt, would have been one of the most challenging, fulfilling and life-changing experiences the girls would have experienced.

The students started fund raising for ASHA in 2018 and organised various joint events.  They were awarded a generous amount of money from the FIAC group in Sherborne after having given a joint presentation on what should have been their trip to ASHA in Delhi.

The pupils’ determination to continue fundraising in spite of the difficulties caused by the pandemic was extremely heartening their efforts certainly paid off. The teachers and pupils are now planning for a future expedition during 2022/23.

For more details see the ASHA website

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