Welcome to all potential godparents

On behalf of Educateperu and all the parents of the pupils in the school, I would like to thank you for agreeing to be/considering being a godparent to a child in Saxlingham St Mary’s school in Pachacutec, Lima, Peru.

Your monthly contribution of, we suggest, £20 ($30) will  provide a hot lunch – which for children here is very important, since most leave their homes with nothing, or very little to eat. This does of course affect their concentration during the day. It will also go towards supporting your chosen child in their extra classes, eg English, games, music, art which have to take place in the afternoon and classroom helpers. The government only pays for the “basic” fundamental lessons here, maths, communication, religion and only pays for the teachers in the mornings, as happens in State schools. (see the pictures of the difference in the “New” section) Our school is open from 7.45 – 4pm.

If you do decide to continue and become a godparent, then please send me the following as soon as possible:

The Gift Aid form filled in + your email address, in case of queries. If you feel strongly about having either a boy or a girl, please let me know. It would also be very helpful if you could arrange a regular payment directly into the account, as we are not charged for that, but of course, money in any form is always welcome!

If you would like a receipt/acknowledgment of your payment each month, please advise me of the acct no. So I can identify it on the printout.

Or, please, fill this form.

For those who do not have it still, the Educateperu account is at Santander Bank, 301 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5NT.
Sort code: 090150
Account number: 04831268.

If you know someone who may be interested in being a godparent too, please give them this letter, invite them to write to me at: jill@educateperu.org

Thank you for reading this and thinking about supporting a child in this lovely school. Should you do so, you will have the permanent pleasure of knowing that you made an incalculable contribution to a child whose only “crime” was to have been born poor, in a country where being poor is more the norm than not.
With love and gratitude, Jill Bignell