Changing Lives 

The one sentence summary that is used to describe the purpose of The Dorothy Springer Trust is “Changing the lives of disabled people in Sierra Leone by preparing them for skilled employment through the provision of training scholarships in Information, Communication and Technology (ICT)





Three weeks ago, 15 candidates went through a rigorous selection process to determine who would qualify for the intermediate level training programme. Each candidate went through oral and written tests to ensure that they met the basic ICT training requirements, and also to measure their level of commitment to the course. The tests were scored out of 100, and the top 9 candidates were selected to become DST Scholars.

Last week the process began to change the lives of 9 disabled persons in Sierra Leone. On the successful completion of the course, the scholars will be signed up by the DST Employment Bureau, where they will be given every assistance to gain employment, using their newly acquired skills.
This life-changing event will last for 7 months and cost around £500 per student. If you would like to sponsor a student wholly or partly, then you can do this in two ways. First by going to the DST web site, clicking on the “Donate Now” button, then the “Make a Donation” button. Alternately, or perhaps in addition, you can buy Christmas “DST Gift Cards” which are available from Fay Philp at the Easthampstead Baptist Church Office (01344 487744).
Please support these students if you can because it really will change their lives.
Rob Lea, 20/10/2016