A Minute On The Lips… Tales of our last Bake Sale
Dear Oliver Group People
When that first bite of strawberry shortcake hit your lips at the bake sale a few days ago… what did you think about?
Thank you Nicola on the third floor for being queen of the buttercream, or that no amount of jazzercise will ever exorcise those calories from your haunted midriff?
Bit of both?
Probably, unless you don’t jazzercise.
But most importantly, did you stop to wonder where your money went after the sale?
Do you actually know what your efforts for O&L buy?
No? Well, let us show you!
This is Evangeline.
She’s in Form 2 and has two more years before the end of her studies. She’s an excellent student, with a keen eye for business studies, and most impressively she walks to school every day at 6 am. Her dad was sadly killed in a car accident last year, and the family has been struggling to support themselves ever since.
With your appetite and poor dietary discipline, as well as your generous donations, we raised £618. This money will effectively change this girl’s life with the promise of schooling, knowledge, career, advancement, self-pride, and earning potential.
For this, and for all the other initiatives coming your way, thank you SO MUCH from all of us at OLIVER & LEARN
Your efforts are making a huge difference.
Stay posted for more OLIVER & LEARN news as our Bournemouth office run their own cake-based assault on will-power in the coming weeks.
Make a difference
Each year, Oliver & Learn sponsors students from 11 schools in the rural Kianjai area of Kenya. We help to pay for school fees, books and uniforms – all of the vital things that keep these secondary students in school. Many of these students are orphans. Without this support, they would have to drop out of school and work in subsistence jobs to survive. School fees are only £135 per year, but to many, this is simply unaffordable.
Help Winifred set up her business
We’ve helped students like Winifred set up a business on graduating, by providing them with the tools of their trade. This donation of a sewing machine or plumbing equipment can make a huge difference, whether it’s to young people just starting out in their working lives, or to their family.
Help the community improve their farming techniques
The Kianjai region is subject to regular droughts. This has a disasterous impact on the local community. To improve drought resiliency, a community teaching farm is being developed. The farm will teach techniques for selecting and planting drought resistant crops and encourage the community to develop greater yeilding crops.