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Students’ Support for Indian Street Kids

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Thirty two A level students from Bolton School Girls' Division have jetted out to India today in what promises to be a life-changing experience as they continue the School's efforts in supporting street children in India. The girls will spend 8 days based in Vijayawada City in Southern India and will help out with the Street Kids' Community Villages (SKCV) project.  They will offer help in any way that they can, be it teaching English, playing football or helping run dance classes.  They will visit the two SKCV villages that have been set up by the charity and which are now run by what had been homeless children.  Whilst out in India they will be assessing where best to spend the £5,873.33 that they have raised back home in a variety of fundraising initiatives which include a sponsored fast, a sponsored swim, cake sales, charity lunches, an Indian night and a car boot sale.

The Sixth Form students were first inspired by former Bolton School girls who visited the SKCV project in 2005.  The girls gave an inspiring presentation about their visit in an assembly and talked about how the visit had effected them personally.  Many have offered continued help to the street children. 

As she boarded the coach to the airport, Year 12 student Georgina Moores said: "I am really looking forward to the visit.  It will give us a chance to actually see what things are like first hand and also to meet the people involved, many of which we have built up relationships with over the past few years."   

Bolton School has supported the SKCV project for 10 years. 

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A cheque for SKCV

The girls have raised almost £6,000 for the Indian street children

Coach to airport

The girls board the coach to the airport