More than 1250 African schoolchildren have been kitted out with school uniform courtesy of the Brentwood School’s parents’ association, the Friends of Brentwood School (FoBS).
The uniform shipment, weighing in at a staggering 1.5 tons and coordinated by The King's Family Centre (TKFC) in Romford, has now been distributed far and wide among the many centres the House of Wells operates across the continent.
This was the second shipment or nearly-new uniforms which the School’s parent body has sent to Africa. Back in 2016, FoBS sent uniforms to 85 children in a Nigerian orphanage. The association also paid all shipping costs.
Parent Mrs Rebecca Eastwood, who had the task of sifting through donated uniform and putting together sets of clothing for the 1250-plus children, said: “It took a while to ship and distribute among the many centres the House of Wells operates in Africa but over 1250 children have smiles on their faces as a result.”
The House of Wells Enrichment Centres is a non-profit making organisation which aims to ‘restore hope, dignity and release the potential of children and youth in Africa.’