Students Raise Awareness of Global Project
Over 50 students from the Public Services course at Herefordshire & Ludlow College have taken to the streets this week to raise awareness of the Mary’s Meal charity and the World Porridge Day, Hereford set up by the local branch of the Rotary Club.
The Level 3 Extended Diploma students gave out leaflets about the project in high town and spoke to passers-by about the project. “I looked up the charity online beforehand so I could talk about it properly and we had a lecture from Chris Wright from Mary’s Meals last week.” Commented Joe Rees-Glinos, who progressed from St Marys High School and is hoping to train and enter the fire brigade. “The public responded to it really well and lots of people asked about what the charity did and how it worked.”
The focus of Mary’s Meals is the prevention of the daily hunger of children globally, in some of the poorest nations including Africa, Syria and India. Joe added, “I don’t think we know how fortunate we are here. It helped all of us realise this and connect with the public about these sorts of issues.”
The students take part in a variety of activities as part of the volunteering element of their course. Programme Manager Craig Smith commented, “We at the College are so very proud of our students. They show such great passion and maturity when they support such causes as Mary’s Meals. Selflessness is a quality that goes hand in hand with Public Service.”