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School makes donation to Malaga children's oncology association

Almuñécar International School pupils with teacher Manuel Galiana and an AVOI volunteer.
Almuñécar International School pupils with teacher Manuel Galiana and an AVOI volunteer. / SUR
  • The youngsters raised funds for AVOI as part of a project on the global impact of illnesses

Five Year 11 students from Almuñécar International School, along with their teacher, Manuel Galiana, travelled to Malaga's Materno children's hospital earlier this week to donate 300 euros to the hospital's Asociación de Voluntarios de Oncología Infantil (AVOI, or child oncology volunteer association), which helps children with cancer as well as their families.

Alex, Eva, Carmen, Christine and María raised the money through a series of activities which formed part of a project for their Global Perspectives class.

The aim of the two-month project was to raise awareness of the global impact of different illnesses as well as raise money for AVOI, their chosen charity.

The girls said that they were "very pleased" with what they had learned through the project, which is to be evaluated by the University of Cambridge, as well as with the money raised.

Mr Galiana thanked Tomás Valero, a taxi driver from Almuñécar, who drove the pupils and teacher to the hospital for free.

Last year the school donated money to the same association after raising funds by organising a Christmas market as well as other events.