Polio Points funds first 1500 Vaccines

March 30, 2015

Caption for photo: Seonwoo (Chloe) Ko (Head Girl), Kevin Techapichetvanich (Head Boy), Matthew Savage (Deputy Headmaster) and Khun Duenpen (Mint) Pawakranond present to Mr Surachat Chuenchoksan (District Governor of Rotary District 3350) Bromsgrove’s donation of THB50,000 to fund Polio vaccines around the world

Bromsgrove’s unique and trailblazing Polio Points programme, through which points awarded for positive examples of global citizenship amongst our students are converted into cash to fund Polio vaccines around the world, is proving irresistible to international schools across Asia. Already, a number of schools look set to adopt this programme later this year, with Bromsgrove yet again leading the way. So far this year, the achievements of our students, from Pre-Nursery to Year 13, have earned them an enormous number of Polio Points, and this week saw our first donation to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Mr Surachat Chuenchoksan, District Governor for Rotary International District 3350, received our first payment of THB50,000 this week, which will fund the equivalent of 1500 vaccines around the world. In fact, since all donations through Rotary’s Polio Plus programme are double matched by the Gates Foundation, that means we have funded 4500 vaccines in the first half of this academic year. Students at Bromsgrove really are making the world a better place, every single day.