Miss Richards' good friend, Miss Voice, moved to Zambia in 2015 to begin teaching at a school near Ndola. The school forms part of a charity with some paid and some voluntary teachers. Miss Richards is keeping in touch with Miss Voice, learning about the joys and challenges of setting up a school in a different country. She is posting out resources for Miss Voice's Year 2 classroom.
Compassion is a fantastic charity that supports children in poverty around the world. It aims to give individual children and their families the best opportunities in life by linking each family up with a sponsor who pays for the child's education and gets to hear all their news through personal letters and general newsletters. Miss Richards sponsors a girl in Rwanda through Compassion.
Shirley Baptist Church has links with a charity in Andrah Pradesh, India called Mercy Mission Welfare Society. Part of this society's work involves an orphanage and a school. Miss Richards has supported a boy from his childhood into his youth through sponsorship with this charity.
Education for Life is part of a charity that Knowle Parish Church has links with in Africa. It provides employment for local people, food and education for children, as well as a place to live for some of the orphaned children and struggling families. Miss Richards sponsors a primary-aged boy so that he can get an good education here.
Supporting Worldwide Education
Miss Richards believes strongly in a good education being an important foundation for any child's future.Since she was at school herself, she has supported other children and schools across the world.