Charitable students at DLD College London from both the Marylebone and Belgravia campuses have come together to host a 5-a-side football tournament, and have raised over £600 in much-needed funds for the Chileleko Community School in Zambia, Africa.
Over 60 students and teachers took part in the tournament, which was held at the Westways Sport Centre. The hard-fought final was between teacher’s team, the DLD All Stars and student team, Steps Utd, with the students scraping a 2-1 victory.
Chileleko Community School can teach up to 300 pupils, but attendance has fallen dramatically due to much-needed repairs and structural work. Parents believe that if their children will not receive a good education due to a lack of resources and facilities, it is not worth the children walking 6km to school when they could be helping with work and providing for the family at home.
The money raised will go towards buying new books and desks for the school as well as desperately needed repairs such as new paint and refurbishment of the floors and windows.
Principal at DLD College London, Rachel Borland, said of the event: “I am delighted our inspiring students have come together in aid of Chileleko Community School and have managed to […] help to provide a better learning environment for the children.”