"Doing Our Bit"
"DOING OUR BIT"
Poverty (also called penury) is deprivation of those things that determine the quality of life, including food, clothing, shelter and safe drinking water, but also “intangibles” such as the opportunity to learn and enjoy the respect of fellow citizens. Since 2010 IOS has sponsored a school on the island of San Antao, the second largest island in the Cape Verdean archipelago.The island boasts some of the most breath-taking and dramatic scenery in the world but its people are some of the poorest. Albert Moraes school has 56 children from 7 to 14 years old and, being situated in the mountain region of Catona, is incredibly isolated. To get there you need to take a 30-minute bus journey, followed a 40 minute off piste jeep ride and finally a 20-minute mountain walk to get there. IOS as a company are supporting the children, school and community by providing books, clothing and food for the whole school