Making use of unwanted resources
Do you have any unwanted furniture or resources in your school? ESPO have recently been in contact with charity, The Tree Top Foundation, who bought a large order of books from us in 2019. The charity is looking for unwanted furniture and resources to send to the two schools they sponsor.
Who is The Tree Top Foundation?
The Tree Top Foundation is a small charity run by Ken and Joanne Smithers and their family. The family sponsor two schools in Tombodu, a small village in Sierra Leone, in hopes of providing the students a quality education and a better start to life.
As well as funding a feeding programme for all 500+ students and volunteer teachers, the charity continue to send over boxes of school resources. These include books, bowls, cups, cutlery, underwear and sweets and they have even brought one of the Head Teachers over from Sierra Leone to introduce him to the UK’s standard of education and learning techniques.
This has all drastically improved the life of the students and supported their studies with all Year 6 students having achieved a pass in their exams for the first time in the school’s history!
How you can help
Despite the success of the charity, there is lots of work to do. Both of the schools are still lacking in the basic essentials to help their students.
The Tree Top Foundation is looking for any unwanted furniture or resources for the schools. If you have any items you think are suitable, the charity are happy to collect and store these at no cost to you; these items will either be shipped over to the schools or sold on to fundraise for building refurbishments.
Please contact Ken on the details below if you think your school can help. Some of the items they need include: classroom furniture, teaching resources, exercise books, textbooks stationery, toys and games in good condition and clothes of any age.
The charity are also encouraging the students to get pen pals, so please feel free to get in touch on the contact details below if you have any students you think may be interested.
The Tree Top Foundation contact details: