WHAT DO CHARITIES DO? PUPILS CAN FIND OUT AS LEPRA LAUNCH NEW EDUCATION PROJECT!Fri 8th November 2019
The international health charity Lepra has launched a new school education project this year, giving pupils a fabulous opportunity to learn more about the world they live in and become a global citizen.
Through the project Lepra, which has worked on fundraising initiatives in UK schools for more than 25 years, supports pupils to understand the very different life circumstances of those who live in other parts of the world and offers the chance for students to work together and improve those lives. It enables pupils to identify and stand against discrimination, raises awareness of volunteering and encourages the development of new skills.
Developed by teachers and experts working in international aid, the project is aimed at Year 7 pupils and is linked in to the Key Stage 3 Curriculum (but can be adapted for primary levels) and is delivered by a Lepra representative. All materials are free and a lesson plan is included. All your school needs to being is enthusiasm!
Lepra, founded in 1923, works internationally to beat Leprosy, which despite being curable, still attracts a lot of prejudice. If left it is a debilitating disease which precludes access to education and employment and can result in social ostracism Lepra is passionate about raising awareness of Leprosy and its impact on this and future generations.
For further information about this and other Lepra projects please contact the local Lepra representative Jill Richardson on 07494 866184 or email JillR@Lepra.org.uk.