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Our roots in education: From the UK to Guatemala

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 27-Nov-2015 14:21:20
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Vacancy Filler’s roots in education run deep, with a large number of schools, colleges and academies benefitting from our recruitment solution. Utilising our software has allowed all of our education customers to reduce recruitment-related spend and find great teaching staff, which has allowed them to improve the service that they provide to their students.

Fitting with our roots in education, Vacancy Filler have supported the Education for the Children Charity for almost a year now, helping to fund five children in Guatemala through an entire years’ education, including food, books and other materials, and also school fees.

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As a company, the EFTC Charity is close to our hearts and as our chosen charity for the 2015/2016 period, we are excited and privileged to be a part of the experience that the children have and the growth that the charity are seeing.

Yesterday, on the 26th of November, we were honoured to welcome Jorge (Pronounced ‘Hor-hay’), one of the longest standing teachers at The School of Hope in Guatemala, to our offices in Loughborough.

Jorge told us about the work they are doing at the school with the money that we are helping to raise; he said that they now have 9 computers in the school and are hoping to get overhead projectors for each classroom as they are great for helping teachers to deliver their lessons. Jorge also mentioned that next year they will be concentrating on Women’s Empowerment and IT Skills; he said that these were 2 key areas that the children needed to learn more about.

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During Jorge’s visit to the UK, he got to experience a school lunch whilst visiting the Loughborough Endowed Grammar School as well as getting to present to the teachers there. He also plans to visit the Robin Hood Statue in Nottingham near the offices of the Education for the Children Charity whilst he purchases some presents for his children from the local toy shops.

Speaking to Jorge has really emphasised just how important it is for us to raise as much money as we can to help the children in Guatemala at the School of Hope. The money we donate really does help towards providing a platform for the children to gain an education, allowing them to find work and break the cycle of poverty.

The Education for the Children Charity really needs our help, and you can help too. One of the main areas in need of donations is for the children going into higher education; it costs £500 per student, per year, and with 199 students wanting to graduate, it takes a lot of donations to ensure that each of them can get the education they deserve.

For more information on Education for the Children visit http://www.eftc.org.uk/

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