Following the amazing work put in by the OWCC teams throughout the year, the finals lineup is now complete:
Ballakermeen High School
Representing: Glad’s House. For thousands of children living on the streets of Mombasa, Kenya, life has always been a struggle for survival. The purpose of Glad’s house is to help as many ‘street children & youths’ as possible so that they can lead a ‘normal life’ and realise their potential.
Castle Rushen High School
Representing: Koru Hospital Fund. Raising funds that will enable Koru Mission Hospital to complete its’ refurbishment program. Working with the Kenyan community for the last 15 years to provide access to sustainable and effective healthcare.
King William’s College
Representing: Global Action Nepal. GAN is an educational and social development charity which has been working with some of the poorest and most marginalized communities in Nepal for 20 years. Since the two earthquakes in April/May 2015, GAN have been working on building temporary houses and schools, providing mental health support for children, building sanitation facilities, and helping people prepare for disasters in the future.
Queen Elizabeth II High School
Representing: Hands of Hope. Seeking to help the poor, needy and homeless in Romania. Working in the community through practical home building projects and supporting children.
Ramsey Grammar School
Representing: Pahar Trust.The Pahar Trust helps improve education and health services for remote communities in Nepal. They aim to enable some of the world’s poorest children to receive a high standard of education.
St Ninian’s High School
Representing: Developing Orphans (Do!). Involved in northern Uganda since 2005, Do! have helped 63 child headed orphan families make a new start. The youngest of these orphans now attend the Broadway Nursery and Primary school in Padibe. Do! have been building Broadway School since 2011 through a mix of self-sufficiency and donations.
University College Isle of Man
Representing: Dekamile. Dekamile are a relatively small but highly effective charity committed to helping impoverished people anywhere in the world. Their aim is to provide communities with enough support so that they never need any support again.
Well done to all teams who have participated throughout the year – I have been very impressed by your hard work and I am looking forward to what should be an exciting final!