THE PIE PROJECT
Ammar is confident that these children’s successes will create a sustained impact on their community, which shall encourage other schools to begin applying skills from English and Maths to the development of strong business skills, as explained in Bdaily. According to The Chronicle, the students will staff the store themselves throughout the week with help from parents, teachers and volunteers. With help from ABC, Leazes Homes and Your Homes Newcastle, the students of Walker Primary School opened their shop with a great fanfare just in time for the Christmas rush. Although the store did shut down for two weeks during the student’s holidays, by New Year, it was up and running again.
This will probably be the first shop ever where students not only design, make and market the products themselves, but also take the lead on budgeting and stock control, says the Evening Chronicle. They will be selling their homemade decorations, Batik cushions and cards for Charlie Bear Cancer Support.During the development of this project, Ammar, the teachers and other professionals brainstormed ideas with the students. In TES Connect, Ammar explained that these methods were not just about developing the student’s business skills, but also about teaching them aspiration, resilience and how to handle success and failure.
A great admirer of the comfort and support Marie Curie offer to cancer patients and their families, Ammar is not only a board member, but also campaigning to raise £10,00 for them this year.
Ammar is also an ardent supporter of the Percy Hedley Foundation, which supports disabled children by helping them recognise their ambitions and achieve independence. Currently, he is working to raise £1,000 for the charity as well as becoming involved in one of their fundraising projects called Challenge 500.
This involves the charity giving an investment of £500 to participants and whoever raises the most with this investment wins the competition. Ammar invested his money into one of his Curry Clubs, the proceeds from which would be donated to Percy Hedley.
Ammar was one of the sponsors for the Chess Society’s Boxing Gala at Newcastle University, where the chess and boxing were followed by a buffet and an auction. This event sponsored the Percy Hedley Foundation, Sara Charlton Charity Foundation and Sickle Cell Society.
Along with other schools in recent years, Newcastle College has taken up the cause for Movember, a charity dedicated towards crucial health issues for men. Ammar helped Robin Ghurhurun raise £390 to shave his head for Movember, which he considers a commendable effort to raise funds for charity.