World Wide Education Project
Posted at 12:53 pm on 14th December, 2016
Flixton Girls School Science department donated 10 unused microscopes to World Wide Education Project, http://www.wwep.org.uk/what-we-do/. This charitable organisation help give access to education for children who otherwise would have no opportunities to access formal learning.
The charity helps provide school design, teacher training, psychosocial support and classroom supplies in developing, disaster and conflict affected countries. They currently have projects in ‘The Jungle’ Calais, Syria, Ghana, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa - all of which are or have benefited from the expertise, training and support provided by the charity and their supporters.
By donating our microscopes we hope to empower young people in developing, conflict or disaster areas to broaden their education and improve their prospects; in turn allowing them to aspire to a better life than they might otherwise have had.
Miss Wilson Science Teacher said: ‘The microscopes had sat unused for quite some time but they are good quality instruments with sturdy lenses and eye-pieces. It wasn’t economical to adapt these for current use in our classrooms but it was also wrong to just throw them away. A friend informed me about this charity and their work, and it only took a quick email to find out the microscopes would be gratefully received, recycled and put to good use.’
Simon Devine Founder and Operational Director commented: ‘Thank you for the donation of microscopes to our work. We are looking to send them to Ghana in the new year to our partner school SOS Children’s Village school in Kumasi where we are delivering teacher training and psychosocial support to the teachers and orphan carers there.’
For more information on this project please visit: http://www.wwep.org.uk/ghana/
We wish this charitable organisation every success in their future projects.