There is a much used phrase - Education is the Key to Success” - but the truth is that many times primary school students find themselves unable to access secondary education due to financial constraints. If those students are unable to get a scholarship or some type of financial assistance, they will more than likely join the growing statistics of high school dropouts.

To counter that reality, the P.T.A of Bishop Martin High School has organized a fundraiser for this coming Saturday at the Orange Walk Central Park. The money raised, according to PTA president Vangelina Chan, will go towards the construction of a new classroom and most importantly to assist needy students with high school fees.

Screen_shot_2011-05-26_at_8.26.37_PMVangelina Chan- P.T.A. President

“I personally am helping four children that go to Bishop Martin. We will issue the money to individual children or probably we will go to the school and see what we can assist with. The books we will personally go and get it for them or help them with socks, shirts or things like that. We need all the assistance that we can get because you often hear people talking about raising funds for other things but what about raising funds for education.”

A number of students who will benefit from the initiative have already been selected. These include students who are about to enter high school as well as students who are already in high school. The fair, says Chan; promises to be a fun filled family affair and all Orange Walkenos are invited to attend.

Vangelina Chan - P.T.A. President

“We will be having food, tombola and we will also be doing a raffle which is of a stove for first prize, second prize a set of glass and third prize is a rum cake. We will have lots of fun. We are asking everyone to come out and support us remember our kids are the future.”

The fair is scheduled to commence at 4pm and will run until 8:00pm. Anyone wishing to support a worthy cause is asked to attend.

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