Wisbech students are helping to empower women across the world

Thomas Clarkson Academy students launch new fundraising venture

Thomas Clarkson Academy students launch new fundraising venture - Credit: Archant

Staff and students at Thomas Clarkson Academy are donating their loose change in a fund raising venture to help families in the developing world.

The academy’s social action group #bethechange is calling on fellow students and staff to donate to the cause to empower women across the world.

The idea is to buy goats to provide a second income for families.

Each tutor group has a cash collecting bag and there will be a totaliser in the library.

The aim is to raise £3,000 which will buy 100 goats.


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Teacher Ben Arrowsmith, who coordinates the student group, said: “We Create Change is an empowerment campaign about collecting as much loose change as possible to buy goats to impoverished women around the world or build schools for children in countries where education is not necessarily the best.

“The goats will act as a second income to allowing them to sell the milk, create cheese to then sell, which then allows them to send their children to school to enhance their futures.”

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