Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Work Progessing on African School Project

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Work Progessing on African School Project

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Through the letters column, I would like to update readers on Girlguiding Newcastle's project to rebuild a school and orphanage in Boadi, Ghana.

We have so far managed to raise well over half the pounds 20,000 expected cost of the project, and part of the funds raised has already been spent on the rebuilding work. The children are very excited as they see the building progressing, and to have a building offering clean water and protection from the elements will make an enormous difference to their lives.

The Rev Kofi Afriye at the school is delighted with the progress made on the building, which is now at roof height, and has asked me to pass on his thanks to everyone in Newcastle who is supporting the project.

I would also like to congratulate the 12 Guides and Rangers who have worked very hard to raise the funds for their own expenses for travel to the site in July when they will help finish the building work at the school.

Any readers wanting to make a donation to further the work of the project can send a cheque, payable to Newcastle Guides (Ghana), to County Office at St Gabriel's Parish Centre, St Gabriel's Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5QN, or if you're feeling adventurous why not join in our sponsored abseil from the Tyne Bridge on June 1, 2003?

Further details can be obtained by phoning 224-4021. Please leave your name and telephone number and you will be contacted.

Mrs C Dixon,

Girlguiding Newcastle.

Many inconsistencies in both theories

I NOTE Katherine Wright's objection to paying tax for schools which do not comply with her beliefs (The Journal, May 5).

Many people object to the standard of ethical/moral/religious teaching in state schools and it is this which creates the need for faith schools. These people also pay taxes to maintain states schools.

However, faith schools such as Catholic, Jewish and latterly Islamic schools, actually save the Government money since they bear part of the cost of education, which the Government must provide for all its citizens. These schools do not impose their religious beliefs on the pupils.

People choose to send their children to such schools. …

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