Matched funding gives hope for children in remote area
to get higher education
At the request of an influential and long term sponsor of Project Mala, the Reed Foundation has kindly offered Project Mala an opportunity to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017. This is the UK's biggest online match funding campaign.
Reed Foundation will match any donations, however small, made to Project Mala in the Christmas Challenge during the period from 28 November to 5 December 2017, up to a maximum total of £12,500.
The funds received from this appeal will be used to establish a secondary school in our Patehra School compound, to enable more children from this remote area to reach a higher level of education.
Patehra Middle School is served by three primary schools – Patehra, Amoi and Hasra. The current middle school is very successful, but only a limited number of the class 8 pupils can continue to our secondary school at Guria, because of the travel distance and capacity. We consequently turn away many good pupils every year who would really benefit from continuing with us into secondary school.
The proposal to add a secondary school extension at Patehra to take classes 9 and 10 would reduce the load on our secondary school at Guria and allow us to take in more intermediate pupils up to class 10. Those that qualify for classes 11 and 12 will go on to the boarding school at Guria. The extension at Patehra would also reduce some of our transport costs for secondary school pupils, who would now complete their education up to class 10 at Patehra. Most importantly, it would give an opportunity for more of our pupils to stay in the Project Mala system for longer.
If you know of anyone who you feel might like to make a donation, I will be sending out more information and a link to the Christmas Challenge site nearer the date, but if you would like further details now, please call or email me.