Every Child Our Future to benefit from Swoffers 40 hour pledge

November 13th, 2012 by Swoffers Estate Agents

Swoffers employees who are dedicating 40 hours of their time to Every Child Our Future, with ECOF Chairperson Denise Fallaize (Click image to expand - image courtesy of Swoffers)

Swoffers have chosen ‘Every Child Our Future’ as the charity to benefit from their 40 hour pledge, as part of their 40 year anniversary celebrations.

In June 2012, Swoffers, Guernsey’s largest estate agents, launched their search for a local charity with a project or projects that the team at Swoffers could contribute to and after receiving a number of nominations the directors selected ECOF as the charity that would benefit most from the 40 hours.

Matthew Henry, Swoffers Managing Director, said “it was really difficult to choose a project to dedicate our time to because so many deserving charities applied.”

“ECOF however stood out as a cause that all of the staff felt a connection with and we thought it was important for the whole team to be passionate about the chosen charity,” he said.

Every Child Our Future (ECOF) is Guernsey’s newest charitable organisation set up in March 2012.

Its main aims are to improve literacy and numeracy standards for Guernsey children and to actively promote a culture in which the community collectively takes responsibility for and participates in, the education of its children.

ECOF facilitate the specialised training of teachers and teaching assistants to provide additional support for children struggling with literacy or numeracy.

However, the success of the scheme is ultimately strengthened by a bank of volunteers like the Swoffers staff who have pledged to act as ‘mentors’ for a number of hours per week.

Denise Fallaize, Chairperson of Every Child of Our Future (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Denise Fallaize, Every Child Our Future Chairperson, said “we are delighted Swoffers have chosen our charity to receive their 40 hour pledge.”

“It is so important for ECOF to have as many dedicated volunteers as possible because we believe the more positive mentors we can supply, the more successful any extra teaching is likely to be,” she said.

 

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