Two young men from Bedford School contacted me two weeks ago. They had embarked on a project to make birth safer in an African country by providing resources for mothers to take into hospital with them.
Within a couple of days, I had put them in touch with James Lual Akec, a newly qualified midwife from Juba, South Sudan, a country with one of the worst maternal death rates in the world.
James sourced the items needed for local mothers and as you will see, they are already receiving these precious gifts to improve the cleanliness of the delivery environment.
On Friday 30th April, the boys Harry Hines and James Salter had a non-uniform day to raise funds for LFAM. It’s amazing that two 17-year-old young men have committed to this cause.
Thanks to Harry and James, their great school, and all those contributing to the event. The future feels safer when we have young unselfish people like these in our country.
- Angela Gorman