School pupils say 'Thank you for the boots!'

Imagine what it's like to face winter with inadequate clothing – in this case, broken and leaky footwear. In fact, think what this is like for a child who has to walk a long way to school each day through rain and snow. This was just the prospect for pupils in a remote village near Suceava in northeast Romania.

However, now they can look forward to winter. Eighty pairs of warm boots have already arrived to keep their feet snug.

FARA Foundation has acquired pairs of brand-new boots for these disadvantaged children thanks to donations to its Tackling Poverty Through Education programme. Warmly lined and in a choice of styles and colours, they make mornings spent in the classroom with damp and cold feet a thing of the past.