New Jersey - Breaking the Chain through Education Awarded With A Donation On Behalf of Students At Metuchen High School
February 3, 2012
Metuchen, NJ, February 3, 2012 - Power to Learn and Mayor Thomas Vahalla recognized students at Metuchen High School for participating in this year's Charity Champions, a program from Power to Learn that promotes volunteerism and encourages area high schools to raise funds for a charity of their choice. At the event, Mayor Vahalla recognized the students for their dedication to the charity and student advisor and Breaking the Chain through Education founder Evan Robbins discussed the school's involvement with Charity Champions. Breaking the Chain through Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating child slave trafficking in Ghana by building schools in impoverished regions of that country. The brainchild of student advisor Evan Robbins some six years ago, the charity opened its first school in Ghana this year. The school has already helped to secure the freedom of 19 children, ages 5 to 14. As part of their fundraising efforts, the students hosted a show featuring local dance companies, with some displaying African culture through dance. The school was presented with $1,000 to be donated to the charity and also received $500 for the furtherance of the students' charitable activities.
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"It's amazing how the students at Metuchen High School have embraced this cause and are determined to raise funds to help the children in Ghana who are victims of trafficking," said Mayor Vahalla. "I commend each of them and student advisor Evan Robbins who founded the charity and continues to motivate students to help others in need. I would also like to thank MSG Varsity and Power to Learn for bringing the Charity Champions program to our school."