Seevic College tutor bids to deliver shoes to third world children
Wednesday, 03 April 2013
A Business Studies tutor at Seevic College is flying high in a worldwide competition which aims to find volunteers to deliver shoes to children in third world countries.
John Hallam, who is based at the College’s Benfleet Campus in Runnymede Chase, has already enlisted over 600 votes from his students and fellow staff at the College.
The competition, organised by social enterprise TOMS footwear, will see the 50 volunteers with the most votes on its website chosen to personally deliver shoes.
So far, from the thousands of entries, John has been positioned within the top 10 worldwide – and he is now calling on the local community to back his mission.
"It's my job to open the eyes of my students and encourage them to be the best they can possibly be." Tutor John Hallam
John said: “As a Business Studies teacher it’s my job to open the eyes of my students and encourage them to be the best they can possibly be. This trip would not only open my eyes, but also give me an opportunity to create a legacy by sharing my experience with my students and raising their awareness of the good work of social enterprises. Who knows, one of them could go on to create the next big social enterprise that helps millions of people.”
TOMS is a social enterprise which donates a pair of shoes to an underprivileged child in a third world country each time a customer purchases a pair of their shoes.
John, 25, joined Seevic College as a Business Studies tutor in 2010.
Seevic College offers A-Level, vocational and professional Business qualifications to young people and adults.
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