This year we are taking part in UNICEF’s fundraising and raising awareness campaign – Day for Change – whereby any change children and their families find lying around the house, car…anywhere really is dropped into our Big Bottle in the school reception.
All the change you collect will go directly to our Children’s Emergency Fund to save and protect children affected by emergencies around the world.
Being a Rights Respecting School it is important that we have a global focus in our education, working with UNICEF. Every year, UNICEF UK’s Day for Change focuses on a different theme. In 2016, Day for Change is all about protecting children caught in emergencies such as the recent Nepal earthquake and the Syria conflict.
Article 19 Governments must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and bad treatment by their parents or anyone else who looks after them
Article 38 Governments must do everything they can to protect and care for children affected by war. Governments must not allow children under the age of 15 to take part in war or join the armed forces.
Article 39 Children neglected, abused, exploited, tortured or who are victims of war must receive special help
By donating your change today you can help to keep even more children safe from danger around the world.
- £8 can supply high-energy food for a malnourished child for one week
- £26 can pay for a winter kit for a child, including a hat, scarf, gloves, thermal wear, winter boots, underwear and a baby quilt.
- £100 can provide support for three children who have suffered the distress of war.
The children have aimed to raise £499.99.
Why this amount? Well, if they meet this target then a BIG PARTY is in order to celebrate their achievement.
The final date for dropping in change will coincide with our Wear it Blue and Bring a pound Day on Friday 8th July 2016.
Click here for more information on this event.
Together we can do our part in supporting children around the World who most desperately need it.
Thank you for your support.
The RRSA team.