Pupils at Hurst Green’s Stonyhurst College have raised £1,000 for an education centre in Zanzibar.
The donation has provided a water connection for the Prospective Learning Charitable Institute, which supports disabled, deprived and under-privileged children and young adults.
A well, water tank and water pump have made a huge difference, as former Stonyhurst pupil Roisin Parish and PLCI worker reported.
“The students are all hugely excited about finally having running water. It means they no longer have to fetch water each day to use for flushing the toilet, washing or cooking. This will especially make a difference to those students who live at PLCI,” Roisin said.
Remaining funds will be used to buy a router and switch box for the school’s new computer room, allowing it to take up an offer of a year’s free internet.
The money was raised last March by a charity dinner and raffle at Stonyhurst, organised by the school’s Learning to Care charity.
This involves pupils of all ages, is led by a sixth form executive committee and supports charities locally, nationally and internationally.
A spokesman said: “It’s really great to see the project come to fruition and to see that we can make a difference to people’s lives.”