Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Charity in Isle of Man raises £90,000 for Rwanda

A new medical centre and schools are being built in a Rwandan village - thanks to a charity on the Isle of Man.

Save the Children Isle of Man reached its target of £90,000 last year, to mark the charity's 90th anniversary.

Half came from fund-raising events, with the balance donated by the government's Overseas Aid Committee.

Professor Hugh Davidson, vice-president of the charity in the island, said: "We will provide anti-natal and post-natal care to 7,000 people in the village."

The charity will also extend the maternity area of the village hospital and has vowed to equip the local population with the "skills it needs for the future".

Professor Davidson added: "On the education side - we are rehabilitating three tumble down nursery schools."

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