Oakwood School in Surrey became the first PAWA School Champion in September 2016 when the children raised an incredible £177.40 from their own pocket money and piggy banks after hearing a talk about our work to help send impoverished girls to school in Asia. Thanks to the children’s generosity, this is enough money to put seven girls in school for one year. The children heard about PAWA at a school assembly and showed great compassion. Many have written messages of support and decorated pictures for us to send to the schools we support. Headmaster Mr Ciro Candia congratulated the top four “givers” during fundraising week. The photo features Mr Candia with the winners, from left to right: Theo from Year 5, Raphael from Year 6, Melody from Year 3 and Caitlin from Year 5.

Mr Candia told PAWA: “We are honoured to have played a part in the education of these 7 girls.”

PAWA Chair, Zehan Albakri, said: “It was wonderful to hear the amazing response from the children and their kindness and generosity. We also thoroughly enjoyed reading the special messages written to the PAWA girls and we will arrange to send these off to the PAWA girls in each of our 7 projects with a special letter from PAWA.
Thank you again for all your help and support.”

PAWA Champion: Oakwood School