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Jamie Sainsbury

Jamie Sainsbury, member of Porridge and Rice Young Volunteers and A Level student


My name is Jamie, I'm sixteen, and I've been volunteering with Porridge and Rice for just over a year. I'm a member of the Porridge and Rice Young Volunteers who perform supportive tasks like cleaning and caring for all the animals in Ken's urban farm. I also help out at the charity's fairs and fundraisers.

I attend Waldgrave School where I'm studying A levels in Geography, Sociology and Psychology. In my spare time (when I'm not helping Ken) I'm usually doing something football related. I'm a season ticket holder at Brentford and play on Saturday mornings for a local team.

I would like to travel to Kenya next summer with the charity and I'm guessing football coaching would be something I could do with the kids. I'd also like to link the trip to my Geography A level in some way.

Jamie Sainsbury



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KS Learning

KS Learning provides tuition for all ages inluding GCSE and A Level for a wide range of subjects such as Mathematics, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, History, French, German, Spanish, and more, in the Boroughs of Richmond-Upon-Thames, Hounslow, Kingston-Upon-Thames, and surrounding areas.

Tuition for A level and GCSE for students at school or home schooled in subjects like maths and english



Porridge and Rice

Porridge and Rice combats poverty in the Nairobi slums, home to some of the poorest people in the world, by enabling pupils at partner schools to obtain a sound education.

Porridge and Rice is working to combat poverty through education for the extreme poor of the Nairobi slums




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Jamie is an A Level student and an active supporter of Porridge and Rice with thoughts on everything from sport to travel that he will share.

Young Volunteer

9 September 2019

Every Sunday morning at ten I'll generally be hard at work at Porridge and Rice. I might be cleaning out a guinea pig cage, feeding the chickens, transferring baby quails from the incubator back to the mothers, planting seedlings into pots, watering the garden, collecting chicken eggs or digging scrapings from the animal cages into the soil to improve it. It's hard work, but good fun.

If I'm indoors, the work is completely different. The teaching room at Porridge and Rice is a mini second-hand bookshop as the charity has a permanent call-out on social media for books. My job would be to work out which titles can be sold at one of our fairs, which should be sent straight to World of Books, and to keep my eye out for anything valuable that could be sold on Amazon.

The sorting of clothes follows a similar pattern. Cheap stuff goes straight to the clothing bank to be sold by weight, the branded items get packed ready to be sent to Kenya, and any hidden gems are photographed and sold on eBay. This week we've found five good items which we hope will raise enough money for a new gazebo for the round of Christmas fairs.