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Lads provide WOW factor in Haringey

Posted on 5 February 2009  - 12:00

Michael Dawson and Didier Zokora joined young students at the St Francis de Sales RC Junior School in Haringey this week, taking part in an educational workshop in support of World Orphan Week.

Lads provide WOW factor in Haringey

Michael Dawson and Didier Zokora joined young students at the St Francis de Sales RC Junior School in Haringey this week, taking part in an educational workshop in support of World Orphan Week.

The lads assisted Tottenham Hotspur Foundation coaches in delivering a South African-themed education programme, which introduced students to some of the issues facing children in other parts of the world.

The school workshop was part of the Club's aim to drive awareness of World Orphan Week (9th - 15th Feb), which will officially "kick-off" at White Hart Lane on Sunday at the North London derby with Arsenal.

Didier said: "SOS Children's Villages World Orphan Week (WOW) provides children in the UK with an opportunity to learn about other countries, cultures and ways of life.

Lads provide WOW factor in Haringey

"The children St Francis De Sales have been learning about some of the children living in Rustenburg, the area of South Africa where the Club has funded an orphan house, as well as joining in with the WOW campaign.

"We are officially kicking off World Orphan Week on Sunday, so hopefully the fans will show as much support for the WOW campaign as they do for us on the pitch and wear something WOW to the game!"

In 2007 the Club announced a four-year international charity partnership with SOS Children's Villages, and over the past year has been working with the charity on a number of initiatives in support of their work in South Africa.

Lads provide WOW factor in Haringey

The focus of the Club's work so far has been in South Africa, whereby we have been working closely with SOS Children to fund the construction of our Tottenham Hotspur House, as well as providing educational equipment and providing links to the Spurs Learning Zone.

As part of the Club's involvement, fans attending the Arsenal game are being encouraged to celebrate with the Club by wearing something WOW and help raise funds for the campaign.

Management, players and members of staff will wear WOW badges at the game and White Hart Lane will carry branding around the stadium raising awareness of the week of action.

The Tottenham Hotspur House, which is uniquely and completely funded by monies received from players' fines, aims to provide orphaned children in South Africa with a family that they can call their own.

Find out more at www.soschildren.org.uk/wow or the click here.