Firefighter Lionel Moores, Inspector Craig Lovell and Prue Brown, above, look over supplies for the CD21 school in India.
Firefighter Lionel Moores, Inspector Craig Lovell and Prue Brown, above, look over supplies for the CD21 school in India. Karleila Thomsen

Firies help out Delhi kids

AFTER watching the captivating children of Delhi play in her street for months, former Maryborough teacher Prue Brown decided it was time to put her skills to good use.

"We had been living in India for a few months," she said.

"One day I just became captivated with these local children, so we opened the school."

Mrs Brown is the founder and primary teacher at Delhi's CD21 school, a facility which she runs out of her garage.

"It was something I had talked about for some time," she said.

"So finally, I just made the decision to start teaching."

With the Maryborough Fire Service donating stationery and supplies to the school, Mrs Brown said it was nice to know the support was there.

"We were all so excited when we got the rulers and pencils from the firefighters," Mrs Brown said.

"The children hadn't seen a ruler before, so they were over the moon to have them."

Maryborough Fire and Rescue Officer Lionel Moores said he was happy to know the supplies were helping.

"Knowing that Prue is putting them to good use is fantastic," he said.

"It's a great chance for us to do something that we know makes a difference."

While the donations of pencils and rulers may seem small to some, Mrs Brown said it was making the world of difference to her students.

"To have the firefighters help, it really made a difference to the kids' lives."


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