Back Packs is a program organised by HINT once a year at the beginning of each school year to provide school supplies to needy children. In 2006, about 30 children were helped.
During Back Packs 2006, we instituted the Joseph and Heather Talbot Prize for Service to Humanity in honour of the Joseph and Heather Talbot, volunteers from London working for HINT who were present during the award ceremony. The prize was instituted to appreciate and promote their heart of sacrifice and voluntarism in Community projects.
The prize will be awarded each to a child in our community who has been noted by many to have a heart of a volunteer; one who is ready to serve and not look for a reward from men.
The 2006 prize was awarded to John Onofio of Government Primary School at Bonduma. John made sure that there was always clean drinking water at the HINT office. Each day, he would stop by at the office to collect bottles to fill with clean fresh water.
The prize has a monetary value of CFA 200,000 (US$ 400, GBP 200) attached to it. The money will be used to cater for a child’s entire education for the whole year including books, uniform, school fees, and health care.
We are now accepting donations for the 2007 prize. Donate online via PayPal.
Together we can help thousands of children and end up educating a whole generation