Peter Vardy, the fast-growing, Scotland-wide automotive retailing group, launched the One Child campaign in January 2017 and has committed to this major aid project worth £1.26m to feed, educate and clothe vulnerable children in East Africa. The Peter Vardy Foundation, the group’s charitable arm, is contributing £15 on each customer’s behalf for every car sold and up to £5 for every car serviced.
We are delighted to bring you the latest update from this ground-breaking charitable initiative from Peter Vardy. To date One Child has already supported in excess of 9,500 children, both directly and indirectly. It is incredible to think that so many lives have already been positively impacted by the generosity of the Peter Vardy Foundation and their customers.
Here are a few key highlights:
• 727 children had school fees paid
• 5,118 children have benefitted from attending school and receiving meals
• 3,414 children have received a new school uniform
• 17 Head Teachers received training in school management skills
• £14,018 invested in science equipment and textbooks
• Awards gifted to 260 children and teachers to recognise best performance
• 150 teachers in 16 schools received paid incentives
• 977 adults from School Management Committees and Parent Teacher Associations representing five schools trained in child protection and child rights
• 97 adults from nine schools attended teacher forums aimed at increasing enrolment, retention and performance
We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Peter Vardy on this exciting giving back campaign. One Child (www.onechild. co.uk) aims to provide the most vulnerable children living in the world’s poorest regions with the opportunity to go to school and receive an education. Thanks to the support of Peter Vardy customers, we can make a real difference to the lives of thousands of vulnerable children. This is an unbelievable encouragement to so many of our supported school projects. By educating vulnerable children we are providing them with skills to break out of the cycle of poverty.