As part of the schools commitment to charitable causes, the Staff and Pupils of John Wesley CEMP will be participating in an overseas community project, headed up by Mr Hobby. In November of this year, Mr Hobby will be travelling to the Tsusalushaka region of South Africa to help build a crèche and drop-in centre for vulnerable children.

In that part of South Africa, 57% of children under the age of 18 have experienced some form of violence in the last 12 months. In that area, parents work all day, but the children only attend nursery and pre-school until lunchtime, leaving them wandering the streets and vulnerable to abuse in the afternoons. The crèche and drop-in centre Mr Hobby will be helping to build will provide somewhere safe for the children to go until their parents can collect them. They also get fed, and for some of them it’s the only hot meal they get each day.

Mr Hobby and the pupils of John Wesley CEMP are aiming to raise £3000 which will contribute directly to the building of the facility. Mr Hobby will then travel to Tsusalushaka Province in November, where he will actually work on the crèche and drop-in centres in what will be very difficult conditions because of the heat and the limited facilities and resources available. During that time he will aim to stay in constant contact with the school so we can observe the progress of the project.

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