The Guardian Angel Foundation has donated over £3,300 to the Office of the Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations to support an initiative that encourages young people to take social responsibility, look after the world around them, and play an active part in their community. This money has been used to purchase books and other resources that can be deployed in lower and upper primary schools. A further £4,500 has been earmarked to develop the initiative further by encouraging growing food in schools and looking after green spaces.
The Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change, Prof John Cortes said, “Building a greener tomorrow is not just the responsibility of the Government, it requires that everyone in the community think beyond their own individual needs and take responsibility. This initiative builds upon the excellent work being done by local educators and youth workers and questions what is important to us as a community now, and in the future.”
Mr Kevin Hook, spokesman for the Charity, added, “We also seek to fund activities that may benefit children and make their lives happier with less worry, which really is what childhood should be all about.’ Mr Hook explained that the Charity ‘has established a close working relationship with the Government to help guide us in our projects so that our help has a maximum impact on the children who most need it. In effect, every penny raised is used solely for the projects that have been identified. Therefore, all administrative and other costs associated with running the charity will be met by the Committee members themselves.”