A big thank you to Indiana and her classmates at Hertesmere Jewish Primary School who schlepped to school last week to raise money for Tzedek. Indiana wrote an article for her school newsletter which we have re-posted below!
A few of my friends and I decided to dump the car and walk to school. You are probably thinking we went bonkers but we did do it for a reason. We were all sponsored to do this walk. The money we are raising was for a charity called Tzedek which means justice in English.
Tzedek work to help people in Ghana and India who live in extreme poverty, offering them support and an education. Tzedek will spend the money raised to improve education for young people and empower them and their communities to earn a living. One of the children Tzedek helped is called Hamdia. She is 10 years old and she goes to school at Tzedek’s partner school in Kumbungu, Northern Ghana. She has to walk to school because her parents can’t afford to pay for any other form of transport. She loves going to school and when she grows up she would like to be a nurse. If you would like to, you can still sponsor us at www.justgiving.com/teamhjps.
We walked 3.8 miles and it took us one and a half hours. When we arrived, we were lucky enough to be greeted by muffins bigger than my face! As well as having fun, doing this walk made me realise just how lucky I am, to be with such a loving family, a lovely school and a strong group of friends. As a team, we have raised around £840.00, with still a little more to come hopefully!