The Aspire 2Be funded Project Indicate came to be after A2B Director, Simon Pridham saw a story on Sky News about a local shopkeeper who was teaching local children basic numeracy and literacy under a bridge in India.
With no basic facilities or equipment the children sat on the floor and teachers used a makeshift blackboard on a wall to teach. Up to 200 children would attend every day, travelling miles on foot to the school under the bridge.
Aspire 2Be led a national fundraising campaign in which around 60 different schools also got involved with the fundraising. A gala dinner was also held in Llanelli and together with the other fundraising raised a grand total of £9,000.
This was used to build toilet facilities and supply 5 years worth of school uniforms, shoes, school bags, stationary and books for the children.
The story earned nationwide publicity, with Simon later featuring on Sky News himself to discuss the project and the successful fundraising efforts.
Due to the fantastic amount of money raised, Aspire 2Be were immensely proud to also be able to additionally fund the building of a school within a refugee camp in Nigeria.