Parkfield children provide special treat for children at Mikoroshoni
Date published: 29 March 2019
A teacher showing the children at Mikoroshoni the biscuits provided by the Parkfield children
Children from Parkfield Primary School, Middleton have sent money so that the children at Mikoroshoni Primary School in Mombasa, Kenya could have a special treat of juice and biscuits.
The charity which runs the school feed the younger children with a porridge breakfast as many of them go to school hungry, so juice and biscuits was very special.
Karen Bracken Parkfield Primary School said: “Some of our suppliers and builders at school very generously donated Christmas Selection Boxes to our Eco team, we had a raffle for the Selection Boxes in school, run by the children, for the children.
“It was really successful, and the Eco team wanted to donate half of the money raised to their friends at the Mikoroshoni School for them to enjoy some treats too.
“Mr Brooker very kindly organised for all the children at Mikoroshoni to have juice and biscuits, we will be showing the pictures of the children with their juice and biscuit next week in assembly.
“It is not just the Eco team who value our friendship with the children and staff at the Mikoroshoni School, it is everyone at Parkfield.”
John Brooker is a Trustee for Mikoroshoni Primary School and visits Parkfield School regularly to tell the children about the Mikoroshoni charity and the children there.
John said: “The children at Mikoroshoni Primary School enjoyed their juice and biscuits, thank you.”
John and Yvonne Brooker, from Middleton, originally travelled to Mombasa with friends John and Pat Lloyd from Stoke on Trent in August 1996 for a holiday.
However, after they went to see the local primary school, they ended up donating their holiday funds for a roof for the school building and eventually established ‘The Friends of Mikoroshoni Primary School Charity’ in March 2000.
The school was a roofless shack when the four friends discovered it, but it is now a two-storey building with running water, flush toilets and electricity and has seen some of its students move on to college and even university.
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