Pupils take part in 90kg challenge to help young people in Africa

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21 Dec 2017 - 15:16

Pupils at Lochdonhead and Ulva Primary Schools have taken part in the 90kg Challenge to help raise funds for young people in Africa.


The 90kg Challenge sees children selling bags of fairly traded Kilombero rice in order to raise enough money to help young people in Malawi to get an education. Just 90kg of the rice, priced at £3 per bag, is all it takes to enable a farmer to send their child to secondary school for a year.


Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly said: “The pupils at both these schools have to be commended for the amount of hard work they have gone to for this very worthwhile cause.


“Projects like these teach our children about compassion and global issues. They should be congratulated for their efforts.”