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Mozambique schools benefits from Airbus employee charity run

Posted on Thursday 11th October 2012 at 9:24 am by SH (Editor)

Classroom of children with their new desks at a school in Mozambique.

A group of 25 people, 20 of whom were Airbus employees, ran 30km on from Filton to Bath city centre to help support education in Mozambique.

Team ‘Deskool Run’ raised over £3,000 for the charity Amigos de Inhrrime, which was used to purchase desks for two schools, Inhamuessa and Mejoote. It is hoped that the new desks, which have recently been delivered to the schools, will drastically improve the environment in the classroom and ultimately benefit the children’s education.

The target for this summer run was to raise enough funds to purchase 30 desks for the two schools however, because their fundraising activity was so successful, they were able to purchase over 45 desks, which is an amazing result.

Filton based Airbus employee Paul Kealy, an aerospace engineer, said:

“This was a great team effort, it was a difficult run but for a fantastic cause. Before the desks arrived the children were forced to learn in a classroom without any furniture which was difficult and undignified.”

“Education is key to break the circle of poverty and moving the kids from the floor to the desks is a huge step in their learning and gives them a real chance of a better future.”

Photo: Classroom of children with their new desks.

Team Deskool Run - Paul Kealy positioned second from the left.

Photo: Paul Kealy positioned second from the left with his colleagues who took part.

Tags: Airbus, running

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