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Change lives. For good!


I have always believed that a teacher's main role is to make a difference in the world. No matter what subject we teach- English, Maths or PE, we have the power to shape our students' future and encourage them to fulfil their dreams. The motto I believe in is:

"I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say: "Because of you, I didn't give up!"

Evan Carmichael

I have been a teacher for 17 years( Really? When has the time gone?) and have tried to make every minute spent with my students meaningful, unforgettable. I have been inspired by my students' love and dedication but also being a volunteer for KRAN as well as creating an inspiring magazine "Explore English with Russie".

But this blog post is not about me. It is about all the children who live in the poorest parts of the world. Let's watch this video together:


When I saw this video for the first time, I was deeply touched and decided that I must help. I was eager to find more information about ActionAid, an international charity, which works in over 45 countries.

The charity has announced 14th October as a BIG ME DAY, when you can organise an event with your students to raise money for these children. However, you can allocate another day if 14th October does not suit you.

Did you know that if you collect:

£15- You could provide a Jerry Can so families can collect water.

£20- You could buy toys for children who don't have anything

£50- You could provide solar lanterns so children can do their homework

£90- Three classrooms could be equipped.

£174- You could provide a donkey so families can go to the market

£300 You could support a happy home for a whole year, giving children a safe space to learn and seek help.

Every penny, which is raised, will help to change children's lives in the world's poorest areas. So children can go to school and grow up to be the BIG ME they dream of.

If the collected money is sent by Friday 4th November, your school will be entered into a prize draw to win a visit from Giles Paley-Phillips, the children's author of the award-winning "The Fearsome Beastie". He will talk about what he wanted to be, how he became a writer and do a reading from his new book.

You can find more information about BIG ME DAY and download a lot of materials at the charity's website https://www.actionaid.org.uk/.

Watch out this space to find out how much I have raised.

Happy fund-raising!

From Russie with love,


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