As part of our work on children's rights, and 'Connecting Communities Worldwide', pupils from St Norbert's have worked over the past few years to improve conditions for children of Malealea. They have fundraised to provide money for a good health and education, which is every child's right, besides learning a great deal from the children of Malealea.
The whole school have learned, with the help of Ken Dunn from Connecting Communities Worldwide, how the conditions for the children in Malealea are improved through education around smokeless stoves. Smoke from the previous stoves caused premature death and blindness.
If you would like to help in any way, please let us know!
During February 2013, a group of parents, governors children and staff - led by Ken Dunn of Connecting Communities worldwide - visited Lesotho, taking several of the smokeless stoves to help the community in Malealea. Our school's generous community has raised and continue to raise money for our friends in Malealea.
If you are interested in being part of another visit, please let us know!
Our last visit to Lesotho with Ken Dunn of Africa's Gift took place in October 2017. We promoted Wonderbags which are cooking bags which allow the women in Lesotho to cook without using smoky stoves or having to carry heavy loads of wood for the fire.
Rights Respecting Conference
We are now a GoldLevel Rights Respecting School!
Our Rights Respecting Group (children) continue to organise regular conferences as Ambassadors. Representatives from all the primary schools in NoLCAThave attended our conferences here, at St Norbert's. Teachers from NoLCAT brought groups of children to learn from our children 'On the Road to Level 1 as a Rights Respecting School.' As Ambassadors of RRS, we will spread the news to children in other schools too in Summer 2018 besides informing all parents, once again, through Collective Worship, Masses and assemblies
Well done to the Ambassadors who spread the word. You are amazing! Thanks for all your hard work children!