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16 May 2012
EveryChild made a visit to Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School on Wednesday 16th May as part of our 10th anniversary celebrations and to say thank you to pupils for raising £2,000 in support of children without parental care around the world.
Pupils also enjoyed a talk, and a song, from a very special guest – campaigner Airavathi Ramappa Mang, 50, from India. Airavathi is visiting England to share her incredible life story, as EveryChild honours her achievements with a ‘10 for 10’ award. Airavathi was “married” to a god and forced into prostitution when she was just 11. She now works to stop other young girls suffering from the same fate in India and is supported by EveryChild’s partner organisation. You can find out more about the Devadasi system here.
Airavathi, along with Payal Saksena from EveryChild India, visited Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School to share their life-changing work with the pupils who raise so much money to help vulnerable children across the world.
Andria Hanham, Deputy Head Teacher of Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, says,
“It is vital that we educate our children to be compassionate about others less fortunate than themselves. Schools are not merely about examination results but also about working with young people, who hold the world's the future in their hands, on forging relationships, being kind to others and accepting their potential to be a positive member of the 'unfair' global community.”
Without the support of schools such as Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, EveryChild’s work would not be possible.
Anna Feuchtwang, Chief Executive of EveryChild, says,
“We’d like to say thank you to Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School for raising this huge amount of money. It is amazing fundraising activities such as this one that helps to ensure that vulnerable children around the world have the chance to grow up as part of a safe and caring family.”
Join us in marking 10 years of EveryChild at everychild.org.uk/everychild10.