Wickerpedia 15.01.18


What a fantastic first full week we’ve had and we’ve been full too. Packed classes with lots of enthusiasm and focus sharing common goals to work hard and have some fun makes for a fantastic atmosphere to teach and work in.

This week’s news is focused on charity and how we can help those in need.

Interclub Norwich

I have taken the name list down for the up coming Interclub this Saturday and forwarded names and weights. I will let everyone know what time to meet later in the week.


We still support Plan International with a regular monthly donation to sponsor a child in Thailand. La Orngdao is a young girl from rural Northern Thailand near Chiang Rai.

You can follow the good work the charity does for her and her family within the community by reading the regular updates that are displayed on the coffee table in reception. Take a bit of time to make yourself a FREE tea or coffee and sit down and catch up with her.

Angkor Smiles of Children Village

This is a charity I adopted whilst doing a charity bike ride from Vietnam to Cambodia. It’s run by a teacher Kim Yeonthol and he has worked tirelessly to provide primary and secondary schools within very rural areas around Siem Reap. We have raised money to help provide school resources, food and even clean water drinking wells for the children. They need bikes as children have to walk upto 10 miles to get to school so that’s something I will be raising money for next and I will hopefully be involved in some direct fund raising and event so watch this space.


RIPPLE Africa runs and support numerous projects within the environment, education and health care in the Nkhata Bay district of northern Malawi. Malawi is one of the ten poorest countries in the world and over 50% of the population live in poverty.  What does RIPPLE Africa do within the education field?

  •  We have built and run 8 pre-schools providing foundation education for 800 children per day
  • We fund 15 Primary School teachers across 6 local primary schools
  • We build new classroom blocks at local primary schools
  • We have built and support a Secondary School including a girls’ dormitory
  • We run a scholarship programme to send the most able students to secondary school and university

Twin Your School Project

A chance for pupils to learn about life for children in a typical rural Malawian school, and a chance for them to help their twinned school provide a better quality education for their pupils.  The government of Malawi has very little money to spend on education and many schools have very large class sizes, poor school buildings and no money for basic resources such as books and other teaching materials.

We have supported this charity in the past with a small donation And will continue to whenever posiible BUT maybe you or your school would be interested in twinning? Have a look on their website to discover how you can help.

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