Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Education Really is a Gift

The University of Glamorgan’s Business School last week launched Glam Gift – Build a Future, a one month campaign of fundraising activities by its staff and students. Working with Oxfam (Cymru) staff and students are aiming to raise at least £1700 to build, equip and refurbish a school in a less privileged part of the world by Christmas.

Henry Enos the project co-ordinator said “Glam Gift – Build a Future’ aims to give young, disadvantaged people access to and experiences which will transform their futures but our aim is not only to build a school but global citizens for the future”.

Monica Gibson –Sweet the new Dean of the Glamorgan Business School, who came up with the Glam Gift concept said “I think that the idea of making a difference is embedded within the culture of this Faculty and this is an opportunity for us all to work together as a Business School and create a real educational legacy for those less fortunate than ourselves. It will also leave a legacy for our students who will build their employability skills from the generation of creative ideas through to the project management of events. I am delighted that the concept has really taken off and been adopted with such enthusiasm by our staff and students”.

Raffles, races, car boot sales and Wii fit Olympics are just some of the fundraising activities that will be taking place across the month. To add a competitive challenge to the fundraising and to reward the effort required, the Dean of the Business School has set up 10 new awards including: the largest amount raised by a single class of students; the most creative fundraising event; the greatest number of participants in one event and for the largest amount raised by an individual student.

Prizes will be awarded on Wednesday 4th December when the competition ends and the total amount raised will be announced.

1 comment:

  1. Education is central to development and a key to attaining the Millennium Development Goals. It is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality and lays a foundation for sustained economic growth.


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