The Importance of Charitable Giving
Philanthropy is an integral and important part of a Broomwood education. The experience of raising money for charity brings big benefits to both recipients and participants.
Children learn about worlds beyond their own experience. They also learn fundraising and entrepreneurial skills, tolerance and empathy, and discover, just by small acts of giving, how to effect change, the multiplier effect of small acts and the large impact that their help can make on the lives of others.
NAEF: The Northwood African Education Foundation
Broomwood’s community founded NAEF in 2012. The charity used land donated by the Ethiopian government to build St George’s School in the province of Gondar. This opened in
March 2014 with an initial Reception class of 100, enabling not only hundreds of children to receive a first class education, but bringing economic benefits to the whole community
surrounding the school.
The the costs for running the school met entirely through the efforts and donations of the Broomwood, leaving the development costs to be raised from outside sources. Our long-
term goal is to enable children to have a secondary education and go on to university.
We encourage parents and staff to sponsor a child and many parents, teachers and children have been out to visit St George’s.
A Proud History
Broomwood has a record of charitable fundraising and over the past 30 years has raised over £1m for numerous charities. The funds come from a myriad of different activities
including cake, book and uniform sales, mufti, crazy hair and shoe days as well as sponsored activities and individual efforts from families and children.
‘Charity Of The Year’
As well as building and sustaining a long-term relationship with children in Ethiopia via NAEF, we also support a local charity which is chosen by the children from a short-list drawn up by the Parents’ Association. To qualify, it must be:
- small in scale
- local to our area, or have some connection with the school
- something that our children can relate to, or perhaps even become involved with
- willing to come to school to make presentations and give information to children
Recent Charities supported by Broomwood:
Critical Support UK
St George’s Hospital Charity
Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)
Garratt Park School Charity
The Felix Project