Oct 4 2012 by Caitlin Black, Harrow Observer
SCHOOLS are taking part in a nationwide charity day to help raise money for some of the world’s poorest children.
A church charity will be sending volunteers to schools across Harrow to teach pupils about world poverty using workshops and presentations.
CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, will be helping the schools to host fetes and festivals on tomorrow’s (Friday) Harvest Day to raise money for Harvest Fast Day.
One local school participating is St Anselm’s RC Primary School in Roxborough Park, Harrow on the Hill.
Director of CAFOD Tony Sheen, said: “We would like to say a big thank-you to all the schools in Harrow for their support of our annual Harvest Fast Day.
“Harvest is a time to celebrate the gifts of the land and share it with those who do not have enough to eat.
“Making a place at your table is a simple way to help those living in poverty and challenge the injustice that causes hunger.”
The money raised will provide emergency food for those living in famine. In Cambodia, for instance, £4 is enough to buy school lunches for a child, while £26 buys everything a family needs to grow rice in Bangladesh and £300 provides 10 goats for families in Zambia.
n To get involved or donate, visit www.cafod.org.uk.