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North Yorkshire pupils help poor Indian children
IMPOVERISHED Indian children can now sit at tables to eat their meals after a donation by North Yorkshire secondary school pupils.
Eighteen students and three staff from the Wensleydale School and Sixth Form, in Leyburn, travelled to Amala Children's Home, in Tamil Nadu, India, in July after raising £6,600 for the charity.
The money was used to buy tables and chairs for a new dining hall and ten new computers to help the children learn IT skills.
Wensleydale School teacher Mark Ashcroft, who is chair of the Amala Trust, said: “These new facilities mean that children in the home no longer have to eat whilst sat on the floor and can sit at tables to eat their meals.
“The students were also actively involved in teaching the Indian teachers how to improve their spoken English so that in turn they could teach the children better English speaking.
“At the end of the two-week visit to the home, the school students were treated to an evening of classical Indian dancing and music.”
The Amala Trust, which raises money to support the children's home, is appealing for a new treasurer as the current post-holder is leaving after many years of service.
If you live reasonably locally to Wensleydale and would like to get involved, email Louise Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01748-818114.
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