Merchant Taylors’ School in Crosby has created a new partnership with the Ashinaga Foundation, which provides education and support to orphaned students across the world.
The first step in the new partnership has seen the school donate hundreds of lost property items including t-shirts, shorts and sports equipment to support the foundation’s work with orphans in Uganda.
Founded in 1967, Ashinaga strives to eradicate poverty from the lives of orphaned students through increased access to education and professional training. To date, it has supported more than 110,000 orphaned students to gain access to higher education.
Hector Bagley, a former pupil of the historic Crosby school, now works for the charity in Uganda and has played an instrumental role in making the new partnership a reality.
Mrs Claire Tao, executive head at Merchant Taylors’, said: “Ashinaga performs an incredibly impactful role in improving the lives of orphaned young people across the world and we are proud to create this new partnership."
“It’s wonderful to see our lost property being put to good use and making some small impact on the work of the foundation. I know our staff and pupils will continue to get behind this important cause and give it all the support we can in the coming years.”
To find out more about Ashinaga or to support its work, visit https://www.ashinaga.org/en/