The latest from The Cape Verde Foundation
It’s been a busy few months for the Cape Verde Foundation, with a variety of events taking place.
First, long-term supporters of the Foundation Kevin Thornton, Chanelle Ruddock and Stuart Campbell came to Cape Verde in May to donate sports equipment to Espargos schools. The team collected the donations in the UK, with the kits made up of various shirts, shorts, clothing, training balls and gloves.
The gesture was appreciated by the New School (or Escola Nova) and their students, and the team were thanked by the Manager, Sidney Mendes, for their efforts. Mr Mendes commented “Thank you to the Foundation for this help, bearing in mind that the school is now very well equipped because we have several sporting activities in which we can participate with greater identification.”
After the team had equipped Escola Nova, which has approximately 1,200 students, the same gesture was extended to the school of Pretoria where they were just as gratefully received by their 850 students.
On the subject of education, GPA will come to the Island of Sal once again this year, and in partnership with the Cape Verde Foundation and the local schools of Espargos, will put on a Summer School for the local children during the holiday period. The Summer School, which is going to teach children of all ages a higher level of learning, will take place between the 22nd July and the 5th August.
Furthermore, the Cape Verde Foundation recently sponsored a study visit to the Viveiro Botanical Gardens on Sal Island for the children of the Pretoria School. Inviting five of the classes at the primary school, the visit included 170 children aged between 9 and 11 years as well as their teachers.
Children that attend classes in the third year of schooling were treated to a diverse schedule of lessons. It was a good opportunity for the children to see many different plant species and animals, all while learning about biological science. As part of the program, the Foundation paid the entrance fee for all of the 170 students and their teachers, as well as providing a meal for everyone present.
All of this can happen thanks to generous donations, alongside the support of The Resort Group PLC and its staff. In an ongoing fundraising effort, The Resort Group’s offices have been challenged with each department raising as much money as possible. Fundraising for the underprivileged children of Cape Verde, has always been of great importance to the team. They already make contributions throughout the year but now each department will have a month to make a difference, whether it’s with a tuck shop, coffee mornings, or one big event on a chosen day of the month. The winning team will be crowned in November with monthly updates released on the Cape Verde Foundation blog.
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