Sunday, 11 October 2009

I watched a wonderfully inspiring DVD over the weekend...

Colleagues and children at Swinnow Primary School have been working with their basketball coach, Claude Bandawe who is Basketball Development Officer with Leeds City Council, to support Namiwawa Primary School in Blantyre, Malawi. A number of school based events have raised sufficient funds to supply Namiwawa Primary School with desks for one of its many classrooms.

Claude Bandawe, who is also the head coach of the Leeds Tigers whose teams were formed over twenty years ago in the Gipton, Seacroft, Chapeltown and surrounding areas, was himself raised in Malawi. Claude travelled to Blantyre to present the desks to the school and filmed his visit as the official record of the first stage in the partnership between Swinnow and Namiwawa Primary Schools. The DVD is being used to assist further fund raising events.

You can find out more and how to support this wonderful project by visiting or by contacting Alison Chin, headteacher at Swinnow Primary School.

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