WANTED! Crafty volunteers needed for a vital project

Join the team improving the education of girls in West Africa

Are you nifty with a needle, talented with thread or super at sewing?

If so, then you are just the person Buriton Village to Village Group (V2V) needs.

The group is currently setting up a project to help teenage girls in the village’s sister community in Dominase, Ghana, make their own relatively cheap, simple, sustainable period products.

Many of the girls can’t afford the products which can lead them to miss one week in every four at school.

New project to help teenage girls in Ghana

Many miss too many school lessons 

Scores of teenage girls in Buriron’s sister community of Dominase in rural Ghana miss many of their school lessons because of their menstrual periods.

To help with this big problem, Buriton’s Village-to-Village Group has commenced a trial at two secondary schools involving about 30 girls.

Many girls in rural Ghana cannot access or afford expensive products and this can lead to them missing one week in every four of their teenage school career.

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Big Buriton Barn Dance - SOLD OUT

In the magnificent Ditcham Tithe Barn

All tickets have now been sold for this opportunity to dust off your dancing shoes and blow away those January blues with one of Buriton’s big barn dances (7pm to 11pm). 

Live music from the popular Rampagers and a cash bar. 

All proceeds go to Buriton’s “Village-to-Village” charity. 

As anticipated, at only £10 per ticket it’s sold out quite quickly. 

More good news from Dominase

Another careers event and plans to help teenage girls …

Another successful Careers Event was held in July and a project to help teenage girls to miss less school lessons because of their menstrual periods is being developed.

Buriton’s small charity helps 12 Junior High schools in the Dominase area (as well as 13 Primary Schools) and this year’s Careers Event enabled about 700 children from the JH schools to hear from a range of speakers including a midwife, a doctor, an agricultural expert, an engineer, teachers and bank managers.

Book early for Big Fun Quiz in Ditcham Tithe Barn

Everyone is warned to expect the unexpected!

This popular event, orchestrated by Paul Martin, returns and should provide an evening of fun and a refreshing antidote to normal quizzes.

All previous years have completely sold out - so please book your places early.

Teams can be up to 8 people - but any number can enter and the organisers can help link you up with others if necessary.

New ‘Careers Event’ helps hundreds of children – and their teachers

Buriton’s small Charity has big impact in rural Africa

A new idea was added to Buriton’s strong links with the rural community of Dominase in the far north of the Central Region of Ghana recently.

After months of planning during the Covid pandemic, the ‘Village-to-Village’ Group in our sister community held the first ever ‘Careers Event’ in this entire part of Ghana.

Developed with support from Buriton, the event was designed to help children consider which subjects to study in their last years at school.

New careers event for children in Ghana

Help from Buriton aims to make a difference

In Ghana, when children are 14 they move from a Junior High School to a Senior High School and study only three subjects.

But how do they know what to choose? Which subjects will help them into suitable jobs? Are children in rural schools even aware of the range of jobs that they could consider?

Buriton’s long-standing link with the community of Dominase in the Central Region of Ghana is arranging a new (hopefully annual) ‘Careers Event’ to help children consider which subjects to study in their last years at school.

Important equipment provided to Dominase schools

Help from Buriton makes a big difference

In spite of all the disruption caused by the worldwide Covid virus, Buriton’s small ‘Village-to-Village’ link has been helping thousands of children return to school and continue their vital education.

Most of the children in Ghana have missed almost a whole year of education – and there is no such thing as home-schooling there, no computers or on-line learning … 

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