Tutoring Maths for charity

Drew Bogema, raising money for his favourite charities through tutoring maths.

SICK of what is happening in Ukraine, and before that in Haiti and Sudan, locally in Coffs Harbour and any number of places in the world where people are suffering through wars and poverty, Drew Bogema is taking action with a fundraising project to help these vulnerable people.

Drew is a local Middle Boambee resident and a retired Head Teacher, having led staff at Dunedoo Central, Macksville High School and Glen Innes High School.

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“I have started a special fundraising effort to assist with helping my five favourite charities: our local Coffs Harbour Uniting Church Soup Place, the Ukraine (Act For Peace-World Food Fund), Sudanese Education Fund (administered by Coffs Harbour Council of Churches), Frontier Projects Haiti (a local Coffs charity that runs an orphanage and school in Haiti) and Fred Hollows Eye Surgery,” Drew told News Of The Area.

“This is the plan I’ve put in place.

“I tutor for seven hours a week at $40 per hour in mathematics.

“This allows me to give about $280 per week to these charities.”

Drew was also Careers Adviser and Maths Teacher at Toormina High in the 80s before taking a promotion to Dunedoo, as well as teaching in his retirement at Coffs Harbour High School, John Paul College and Orara High School.

“I’m looking for more work, more people to tutor, and raise more money.

“I currently have three more spaces to fill, preferably Year 11 and 12 students but all are welcome,” said Drew.

So far through his maths tutoring fundraiser he has given at least $5,000 to these charities.

“The Uniting Church has kindly allowed me to use the Minister’s office for tutoring sessions.”

The Uniting Church of Coffs Harbour is located at the corner of Gordon and Vernon Streets.

There’s also the opportunity of a group class.

“If enough students, that’s a maximum of five, can organise themselves, there will be a class at the Uniting Church, Monday to Thursday from 4pm to 6 pm for 2-Unit General Mathematics, 2-Unit Mathematics, Extension 1 and Extension 2,” Drew said.

These students would be charged $20 per head.

“Again, all monies received go to the five listed charities.”

“If you are interested, give Drew a call at the Uniting Church on 02 6652 7044 or his mobile on 0431351933.”

By Andrea FERRARI

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