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Following Councillor Stafford’s recent time spent with the Alalay Foundation in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where he learned about their work as well as helping out, he was invited to address a full school assembly at St. Benedict’s School, Ealing.

He addressed the morning meeting of all pupils and staff to explain about the work of the charity and lessons that can be learned from their good work. The Headmaster, Mr Cleugh, has also promised that in the new academic term, St. Benedict’s will support the Alalay Foundation as one of its annual charities.

Commenting on the address, Councillor Stafford said:

“It was a great privilege to address the whole school assembly at my old school to tell them about my experiences in Bolivia. After the talk I was approached by several students and teachers who were keen to find out more and get involved. I look forward to working with the school to help support the excellent work being done by the Alalay Foundation in Bolivia.”

The visit to Alalay was also covered in the Old Priorian Newsletter magazine:

Councillor Stafford in the OPA Magazine