L-R James Bawa, Chief Executive of Teachers Building Society, Graham Clayton, Director of The Steve Sinnott Foundation
Teachers Building Society (TBS) has donated £1,037 to The Steve Sinnott Foundation, an organisation aiming to connect organisers of projects with suppliers and educators to secure primary education by 2015 for each of the 70 million children who are out of school across the world.
The Foundation was established to continue the work of Steve Sinnott, former General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, who died suddenly in April 2008. Steve was a passionate believer and supporter of the Millennium Development Goals, particularly Goal 2 relating to primary schooling for all.
Graham Clayton, director of The Steve Sinnott Foundation, accepted the cheque from Teachers Building Society at the recent TES Schools Awards. Graham says, “Teachers Building Society has a long and proud record of supporting teachers, and has earned its trusted reputation. TBS support is very important to us. We will be making sure that this donation is put to very good use in this worldwide effort for education, and, through TBS, we'll be keeping its members in touch with our work.”
James Bawa, Chief Executive of Teachers Building Society, says: "As an organisation founded by teachers, we are very supportive of the aims of The Steve Sinnott Foundation and so were happy to provide this donation. Steve Sinnott was very highly regarded by all who knew him and the Foundation is the perfect legacy of a respected and committed teacher and leader.”