Social landlord donates to Zambian school
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing
Social landlord Knightstone Housing has donated 50 drawstring bags full of items such as pens, beach balls and torches to a school in rural Solwezi, Zambia.
The Beacon of Hope Community School was set up by New Life Church Bristol in partnership with Path of Life Ministries in Zambia, as part of its School4kids project.
The school was opened earlier this year, and now supports and educates 50 young children from the poorest part of Solwezi.
The donated items came from Knightstone’s office in Bristol, following a company rebrand and office closure in late 2013.
Knightstone’s development manager, David Summerhill, who is also a trustee of the UK charity that administrates the School4kids project, collected and sent over the items just before Easter this year.
He said: "It’s really great that we’ve been able to put Knightstone’s old brand stock to such good use. The wind up torches are particularly valuable as the majority of these children will not have access to any electric light sources.
"School4kids is an extremely worthwhile programme, which encourages people to sponsor children in need. The support offered to these children through the project by The Beacon of Hope School will equip them with the skills they need to live fulfilled lives and break out of poverty."
Knightstone manages over 12,000 homes in the South West.