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WLCF small grant awarded to Education for the Children

7th June 2017

WLCF small grant awarded to Education for the Children
  • Wasps Legends donate £2,500 to Education for the Children (EFTC)
  • Donation will support the Educational Psychology Support Programme

Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation, the past players network of Wasps, men and women, amateur and professional announced today that they have issued a small grant award of £2,500 to Education for the Children.

Education for the Children (EFTC) has developed a successful four step model of development that equips children to break the cycle of poverty. Through education, nutrition, healthcare and social support EFTC is seeing lives changed permanently in Jocotenango, Guatemala. EFTC is a UK based charity, formed in 2003 to support a primary school on the brink of collapse in Jocotenango, Guatemala; an area of great deprivation. In 2005 EFTC opened The School of Hope, and since then has continually grown to support the expanding demands of this disadvantaged community.

The donation will support the Educational Psychology Support Programme with an educational psychologist that will work with students to support Individual Therapy sessions, providing one-on-one support during difficult situations, and Support Groups, which support students with different topics and strategies, such as art therapy, leadership and sport psychology.

David McKee of EFTC said of the donation: "This is a vital part of the integrated initiative that is necessary for children born into extreme poverty to succeed. EFTC is so grateful to The Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation for its support and willingness to consider the wider needs of our children.

Genevieve Glover, Chair of Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation said of the announcement: "We are very pleased to be supporting Education for the Children with this programme. Helping disadvantaged children get over the psychological traumas of abuse, whether they have witnessed or been victim to it. Rugby crosses the glob and the Wasps Legends family are committed to helping those more disadvantaged to get a great start in life, no matter where they may be.

The whole of the Wasps legends squad epitomised everything rugby stands for - community spirit, great banter, competition on the pitch and the making of some lasting friendships.