Whilst the assembly script will get the students fired up, the film that follows is bound to pull on your heartstrings as it explores the life of one inspiring boy from Ghana, called Raymond. In many parts of the world, conditions for children are unimaginable and far beyond the privileges many of us have been blessed with growing up. The film explores how Raymond, at the tender age of 14, has to work long hours in a dangerous gold mine to help support his family. He has no choice but to do the dangerous work, emphasizing the desperation of families living in poverty. The innocence and personality of this brave teenager shines through as the camera guides us through a normal working day. The film explores however, how Sport Relief has provided Raymond with an education which will help him escape the world of poverty and achieve his goals.
The film certainly put things into perspective for me. We take so many basic necessities in life for granted on a daily basis, not realising how precious they are. It is easy to forget the number of people that go without decent food, water, shelter or an education. I am proud to work for a company that supports such a worthwhile charity, and gladly do my bit in putting the word out about how we can all help within school life. Just by using this assembly script and film on a Monday morning, you are helping make a difference to people who live very different lives to the ones we’re so used to. In the film, Raymond tells the camera man how he wants to be the president of Ghana when he grows up! With a bit of help from your school, let’s hope one day, this could become a reality for this ambitious young boy.