In 2017, 23 families in Peru lost their homes and most of their belongings in mudslides and flooding. Many families still live in tents there. Sophia organised a pyjama day at her primary school and the money raised was taken by her and her mum to Peru and donated to the Loreto Sisters. The Sisters bought five drinking water tanks because sanitation was a big issue in the community.
Sophia shared the stories of those in the community affected with her primary school, being brave enough to stand up and be heard. As a Year 7 Sophia organised a non-uniform day for the community. The money raised bought nets for children’s beds to protect them from Dengue Fever. Her teacher said, “Sophia is putting the golden rule into action and is a voice for the voiceless and an inspiration to others.”
Sophia Hampson, 13
The Barlow RC High School, Manchester (Diocese of Salford)