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International Day of Charity

Published: 05.09.2022 ( a year ago )

International Day of Charity is celebrated today and was introduced by the United Nations to commemorate the passing of Mother Teresa of Calcutta who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 "for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace."

The aim of the International Day of Charity is to raise awareness and give a platform to charity activities around the world for charitable, individuals and volunteer organisations at local, national and international levels.

St David’s College was founded by John Mayor in 1965 with the aim of offering a whole-person education based on Christian principles and outdoor education. We were established as a Charity trust, meaning that all the benefits are reinvested in our school in order to keep improving the performance of the school and deliver the best education and facilities.

The Aim of the Trust is the development of the whole person through a general education in the best and wisest sense, with a wide choice of interest and activity and an appreciation of moral and spiritual values notwithstanding the school is open to people of all faiths and none.

As an entity that promotes tolerance and helping others and over the years we have helped in many projects. For several years we have been collaborating in the development of humanitarian aid projects in Uganda, projects that were stopped due to COVID but will resume during the next year 2023-24. We work closer to home too, every year we organise a Shoe bag appeal at Christmas for local families in need which we have also repeated and adapted during the last March/April as the shoe bag appeal to help Ukrainian families.