The backpack Project is an initiative from Mary’s Meals, a global movement of people that believes every child in our world of plenty should be able to receive one daily meal in a place of education. This initiative helps children in Malawi To get the most out of their lessons by donating a backpack full of the things they need. For many children, a Mary’s Meals backpack will be the first gift they have ever received. See the following link for more info. https://www.marysmeals.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/the-backpack-project
EDPR UK took on this initiative and for 2 weeks a donation box was installed in the Edinburgh office were colleagues dropped their donations of items that the kids need in a day to day basis, from pencils to clothes, from spoons to toothbrushes. The donations were overwhelming and we managed to collect enough items to fill 26 backpacks to support the education of children in Malawi.
With the donated items and the empty backpacks we headed to Cargilfield Prep School were the kids helped us to get the backpacks filled and ready to their journey.
Thanks to all the colleagues for all the items and monetary donations and a special thank you to The Treehouse, a local shoe shop who got us a great deal in shoes and the pupils and teachers from Cargilfield Prep School that helped us filling the backpacks. It was great fun!!