Article 29 (Goals of Education) – Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.
Rights Fact of the Month: Rights are INALIENABLE. This means that you cannot give them away or sell them, and no one can take them away from you.
This year Auchinleck Academy is continuing to support the children of Jebbeh Kiazolu school in Liberia to access their right to education, through our ongoing sponsorship. We recently received photographs and an update on their progress, and were pleased to learn that even more pupils there are now benefitting from a daily meal provided by Mary’s Meals. Being fed at school allows these young people to attend their classes on a full stomach and properly engage in their learning.
This year we will also be running our ‘Backpack Challenge’, an initiative to provide some of the poorest children with backpacks and other basic items for school, which will help them to access their right to education. Over the last four years Auchinleck Academy has sent 113 completed backpacks to children in Malawi and Liberia, thanks to the support of our pupils, parents, staff and members of the community. If you can help out with this again all donations would be much appreciated and can be handed in to the school office, or to Mr Deeney in the Technical department. It is not necessary to give a full backpack – even just giving a single item from the following list will help:
Backpack/school bag, exercise book/notepad, pencils, pens, crayons, eraser, ruler, sharpener, pencil case, towel, shorts/skirt & t-shirt, or dress, flip flops/sandals, small ball e.g. tennis ball, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, spoon.