Crewe, Cheshire United Kingdom (PressExposure) November 20, 2008 -- Crewe-based telemarketing company SMART has long supported the work of the Plan charity - the international humanitarian child-centred development organisation. The company has now pledged its support to help the charity raise almost Â£90,000 within the next year, to provide safer education for children and employment for young people in Mvuti Village, Tanzania.
Kind hearted staff at SMART's call centre have raised a fantastic sum for the Plan charity over the years through various fund-raising activities. Most recently SMART's staff have made a significant contribution towards building a school for children in Ghana. Following the successful completion of that project during 2008, SMART has pledged its support for another equally ambitious plan. The new project will raise almost Â£90,000 to support more children and young people in one of the world's poorest areas, by providing safer education and employment in Mvuti village, Tanzania.
SMART's Founder and Director Heather Carter says: "Here at SMART we believe that all children throughout the world deserve the best start in life possible, and that includes access to education. We work in close association with Plan to improve the lives of some of the world's poorest children - those children who often have no chance of learning to read or write."
The latest project has very clear goals. It will directly benefit over 350 students at Sangara Secondary School in Mvuti village, through the construction of a girls' dormitory, kitchen and dining hall. Additionally this project will provide new outlets and activities for local youth and students to participate in, and it will encourage children to take up productive activities through new educational and vocational skills. It is anticipated these new skills will in turn decrease incidences of substances abuse, HIV/AIDS transmission and sexual abuse against girls. It will encourage higher employment rates in the area and increase school enrolment and completion rates.
Heather says: "All the staff at SMART know there is a lot of fund raising to do, but they're all looking forward to the challenge. We all want this project to be as successful as the previous one in Ghana."
Fund raising has already started with the launch of a staff slimming club where weekly meeting fees are donated to the charity. The next planned event is a sponsored slim throughout the month of January when it is hoped to raise hundreds of pounds for the new project.