Hitchin-based humanitarian charity, Humanitas, is seeking donations of mobile phones, hard drives, memory sticks and sewing kits for schools in rural Ghana.

Many of the staff at the Humanitas schools do not have access to mobile phones which makes it very difficult for them to communicate with each other when they are not in school.

The charity also desperately needs hard drives and memory sticks for the primary and secondary school pupils, as they are very expensive to buy in Ghana.

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The Bucklersbury-based charity’s UK director, Joanne Wearne, said: "We are determined to equip our teachers with the resources that they need to do their jobs as best they can.

The Comet: Humanitas is appealing for donations for Ghanaian schools

"At the moment they are ‘making do’ and it has an impact on their ability to work as a team, and on the educational experience for our pupils.

"Costs in Ghana are spiralling, and it is more affordable for us to transport donated items like these from the UK than it is to buy them there.

The Comet: Children in an IT room of one of the schools in Ghana

"We are also in the process of building and equipping a new sewing school and if there are any companies or individuals out there who can donate sewing kits then we would be extremely grateful.

"Once they learn to sew clothes, bags and household items our pupils will have the opportunity to get work outside of the village or set up their own enterprises."

If you have any new or empty hard drives or memory sticks, a useable and unlocked mobile phone or sewing kits then bring or post them to: Humanitas (above Cantina Carnitas), 31 Bucklersbury, before May 31.

Alternatively make a monetary donation at www.humanitascharity.org and the charity will buy supplies.