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Our goal is their dream
Lots of primary schools across Edinburgh have long-standing links with schools in African countries. My daughters' old school was paired with a school in Malawi, and they regularly raised money and sent it over to help the children and teachers there to build a better life through education.
Now there's a new community group in Edinburgh which is working with young people and schools in both Scotland and South Africa. Their aim is to motivate, inspire, and support young people to be able to go beyond the socio-economic and cultural limitations placed upon them. They will do this through education programs, sports coaching, peer leadership programs, and cultural exchange programs.
The launch event is a community fashion show in the centre of Edinburgh, at St. Stephens Comely Bank Church. There will be local fashions from Eden, Dicks, Common People, and Hibiscus Flower. Tickets are quite reasonable: a family ticket is £20, which is enough to send 2 children to school in South Africa.