Former Birmingham City midfielder Jude Bellingham is trying to raise money to fund a number of laptops for a school in Kenya so that 300 children at Miche Bora School can follow the current curriculum.
The school is run by a charity known as the Mustard Seed Project which aims to provide education, healthcare and a feeding program to underprivileged children in the Mombasa area.
Speaking about it on the issue’s Just Giving page, Bellingham said: “I’m an 18-year-old footballer who plays for Borussia Dortmund and England and although football is my main passion, I also want to use my talent for helping others.
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“I am currently very keen to support the 300 children at Miche Bora School in a deprived area of Mombasa. The school is run by UK charity Mustard Seed Project and the children are very poor.
“Many of the children only receive the food provided by the school each day and would otherwise go hungry. Amazingly, your generous donations enabled the Mustard Seed Project to feed all the children for the remainder of this year.
“Now I would really like to raise funds to buy laptops. Children need computer skills to follow the Kenyan curriculum and then for their future life. At present there are only six laptops in the school and these are used by the teachers but now they have to buy a set of classroom laptops for the kids to use.
“Laptops cost around £300 each, but a donation of any size would make a difference. I really hope you can help. Thank you.”
The total donation figure is currently just £392 and you can donate here.