|Leading online casino Slotland.com has announced the launch of a website to raise funds for a school in Africa.|
Slotland.com stated that education is key to combating AIDS in Africa and it has launched Help-Malawi-Children-Charity.org to let the public make donations to Malawi’s Umodzi-Mbame School and bring hope to nearby villages.
Following an approach from the aid workers of Project Team in 2005, the popular slots and video poker site committed to providing all of the funds needed to construct the school in the village of Juma. Slotland.com also agreed to support the project until it became self-sufficient after volunteers worked through the rainy season to construct the building.
Malawi is a small country with more than 600,000 children orphaned by AIDS meaning that many do not attend school
“Education is the key to ending the cycle of poverty and ignorance in Malawi, one of the poorest nations on earth, ravaged by AIDS,” read a statement from Slotland.com.
“The school’s opening ceremonies last October began a new era of hope for one impoverished village.”
The story of how Project Team brought a village together to build the school is told on the new website along with how donations will be used to assist neighbouring villages.
“We’ve been reporting the progress of the project to our players for two years,” said Slotland’s Martin Smith.
“So many people have told us how proud they are of what we’re doing that we provided this fundraising website to give them an opportunity to get more involved and to make personal donations.”