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Primary PPA Cover and BuildOn

Our Directors, Kerry and Stacey have always had a dream to help build a school in a country that is not as fortunate as our own and give something back to children that deserve an education like in the UK.

On that basis, we are working with BuildOn, a non-profit organisation based in the USA who organise teams of businesses to build schools in South America. To date they have built 234 schools to enable 12,168 children attend a school. Without this, children within these third world countries either would not attend school at all, or would be walking up to 2 hours per day just to get there. Those schools that do exist lack adequate classrooms – students learn in huts or are taught under trees in the best cases.

Due to our language base, we are heading to a Spanish speaking country to enable us to communicate with the families and children in the communities.

What is involved in the project:

  • To organise fund raising events to raise the funds for the school and the funds for a group of 15 people to fly out there, food, accommodation etc.
  • The team of 15 would spend 9 days in the country, getting to know the families and children and helping to build the school (anyone can do this – friends, family members, children (must be accompanied by parents if younger than 12)

We are hoping to raise enough funds by the end of September 2020 with a view to flying over in 2020.

Once the school is built, it doesn’t end there. We want to make it sustainable and it is built with the community rather than just being for the community.

 

 

Please get in touch if this is something you would be interested in helping with – even any fundraising or donations!

Friday, October 04, 2019

Reach Business Coaching ae one of our corporate sponsors for our BuildOn project.

Here is why Jas Darar wanted to become a part of our project and what it means to him:

What made you want to get involved in this project?

This is a very worthwhile project as it helps those who haven't had the opportunities that we have been blessed with. Ultimately education is key if we are to progress as a society.

What is your connection with Primary PPA Cover?

I have known the team at Primary PPA Cover for three and a half years when I was Business Coach for Kerry and Stacey. It's been great to see just how much they have developed and how they drive forwards with their passion on a daily basis.

Why is providing children with a solid education important for you?

As I mentioned previously, education is key in all societies. This is the bedrock of our civilisation and allows us to prosper and develop as a species.

Do you have children of your own and if so what do you think they can learn from you being involved in this project?

I have 2 daughters aged 13 and 11. As any parent, I want the best for them, but I am mindful of them understanding just how lucky and privileged they are. I believe that exposure to children less fortunate than them will give them this perspective. 

Have you ever travelled to somewhere that is considered a third world country?
Both my parents were born in India and in 2000 I visited their for the first and only time. I was struck by the abject poverty and lack of opportunities people had. I was also humbled by just how much we had in our country that we took for granted.

What has been the best lesson in business that you have learnt so far?
Work on yourself more than anything else. Your skills, beliefs, values, identity and environment. These things make you the person you are. Instead of blaming anyone and everything else, make yourself a better person and things will improve.

Once the school has been built, what life lessons do you think would be valuable to teach children as they start their school journey?

Education is a gift, treasure it. And, your School days are the best days of your life!

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