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Willmott Dixon employees in African school charity initiative

11 March 2019

Two members of the CIOB and employees of Willmott Dixon recently travelled to Cameroon to officially open one of the schools funded by a charitable initiative they are heavily involved in.

Kevin Dundas MCIOB and Tim Carey FCIOB were among a group who visited Africa for the School for a School charity. The charity was set up by Sunesis (a joint venture between Willmott Dixon and Lungfish, which delivers predesigned schools) which funds a new school project in Cameroon for every school it sells in the UK.

“We have already funded two schools, plus funded new furniture for another and are soon to be sending funds for our third and fourth schools early in 2019,” says Dundas.

Two schools in Cameroon have been funded by the venture

“We work in collaboration with an amazing charity called Building Schools for Africa. They are a UK-based charity founded by a retired doctor and teacher and have spent the past 10 years dedicating their lives to improving the lives of others. They also have an NGO partner in Cameroon called SHUMAS.

 “A group of us from Willmott Dixon, Sunesis and Lungfish travelled to Cameroon to open one of the schools we funded. Whilst there we visited several schools that were are on the list for funding. And we were also privileged to meet the prime minister, minister for education, minister for health and also the British High Commissioner.”

Find out more about the trip by reading Kevin Dundas’s blog at https://sunesis.co.uk/news

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