Inner Wheel helps get kids to school in the developing world

Backpacks for Mary's Meals. From the left, Carol Penny, Judy Austin, Gerry Bluck, Shirley Hughes, president and Sue Johnston, overseas officer. PNL-140714-165624009

Backpacks for Mary's Meals. From the left, Carol Penny, Judy Austin, Gerry Bluck, Shirley Hughes, president and Sue Johnston, overseas officer. PNL-140714-165624009

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Having access to stationery is something schoolchildren in the UK take for granted but for those in developing countries, it can mean the difference between going to school and eating, or staying hungry.

Mary’s Meals, which is based in Glasgow, sets up school feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities, where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.

Backpacks for Mary's Meals. PNL-140714-165727009
Backpacks for Mary's Meals. PNL-140714-165727009

They also run a backpack project where groups, businesses and individuals in the UK fill backpacks with basic educational materials to send to children so they can go to school and receive a Mary’s Meal.

 

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