Monday, 18 November 2013 07:09

SHOEBOX APPEAL

Sharon Hadjyiakoumi, Principal of ASPIRE, talks to students about 'A Gift of Love' Sharon Hadjyiakoumi, Principal of ASPIRE, talks to students about 'A Gift of Love'

Students at ASPIRE have joined a local charity initiative to help needy children in Paphos.

Sharon Hadjiyiakoumi, Principal of ASPIRE, used Friday’s assembly to speak to the Primary children about ‘A Gift of Love’.

The initiative is the brainchild of two Paphos-based women, Jenny Kelly and Emma Yianni, who are appealing to the public to help fill hundreds of shoeboxes with Christmas gifts. The boxes will then be given to less fortunate children in and around Paphos.

During the assembly, Reception and Year 1 children helped Mrs Hadjiyiakoumi decorate a box as an example.

Children have now been asked to bring in any empty shoeboxes they may have, as well as a small gift for either a boy or girl their own age.

They will then spend upcoming art classes decorating and filling the boxes before they are presented to the charity, Solidarity Paphos.

Not only is it an opportunity for the children to work on a class project, it is a chance to become part of the wider community and help bring joy to people’s lives during difficult times.

Visit facebook.com/aspirecoe to see pictures from the assembly. More information can also be found at agiftoflovecyprus.org.