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Alyson Heath, Trustee and Vice-Chair

Having been a Head teacher in West Sussex schools for sixteen years, I retired in 2015.

Whilst at my last school we forged strong links with Kenema School in Sierra Leone. Pupils from both schools regularly exchange letters. However it was not until a member of staff visited Kenema school and came back and told us all a bit more of these children’s life experiences that as a school we realised we could give so much more.

One photograph that will always stay with me was a child longingly looking into a classroom from the outside, so keen to attend school but their parents unable to afford to pay for a uniform.

It is an honour to play a small part in the work of EWA to enable more children to have an enriched educational life.