Pupils given aid for school

2016-01-28 06:00
Pupils from Redcliffe Primary School in Verulam with the stationary packs which they received from Feedy Needy, teachers and members of Feedy Needy.  Photo: supplied

Pupils from Redcliffe Primary School in Verulam with the stationary packs which they received from Feedy Needy, teachers and members of Feedy Needy. Photo: supplied

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A STATIONERY drive was held at several Verulam schools including Redcliffe Primary, Parkgate Primary and Everest Heights Primary School by Feedy Needy recently.

Needy and underprivileged pupils from these schools were given stationery packs to help ensure they have all the necessities to begin the school year.

Feedy Needy spokesperson Reena Rampersad said the organisation is trying to ensure that children who lack these resources to succeed academically are assisted with these drives.

“Education is important and pupils need to have all the right tools so they can succeed and reach their full potential,” said Rampersad. “It’s important that they have the proper tools when they enter a classroom so they feel confident and motivated.”

The stationery packs were handed throughout the North Coast by Feedy Needy and the organisation will be returning to some of the schools to further assist the pupils with clothing.

“While we were handing the stationery to some of the pupils we noticed that many of them don’t have the proper school uniforms or their uniforms are damaged so we will be taking them these items,” said Rampersad.

“Education is one of the keys to fighting poverty and each child must be given the chance to excel in school.” The organisation also holds daily food drives at underprivileged schools to help sustain the nutritional needs of pupils.

“Feedy Needy aims to ensure that vulnerable children are given every opportunity possible to be successful in their education journey, and by providing the tools for school life is a simple first step to improving a child’s chances for success,” said Rampersad.

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