A retired married couple from Rugby have returned to the school where they used to work to share their experience of volunteering in Kenya with the pupils.
Andy Stock and his wife Elaine went back to Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College to talk about their work with ‘Feed the Hungry’ which saw them helping young Kenyans in Kibera.
The charity, which was founded in 1987, packages and distributes food to hungry children in some of the world’s poorest countries. It has delivered more than £156 million of food and supplies to hungry people in 92 nations and currently, more than 250,000 children are being supported.
Former assistant head-teacher Elaine said: “We have been very privileged to have visited Kenya to be able to help feed and educate the young people there. Many of the people in the Kibera area live in extreme poverty yet they value their education. Helping to feed them so that they can attend school is so very important and that is why we’re taking our experiences to schools and businesses so they, too, can help.”
Headteacher, Alison Davies, said: “We are very grateful to Elaine and Andy for their visits back to AVS to share their experiences with our students in assemblies. Throughout the year we support a number of charities and it has been really useful for our students to hear first hand how charitable donations can make a difference.”