Foodies help fund school

CUSTOMERS at a North Tyneside restaurant have helped youngsters achieve top grades 5,000 miles away in rural Bangladesh.

Moznu Miah, owner of the Plaza Tandoori in Tynemouth, founded the Osmani Nagor Welfare Trust two years ago to help educate youngsters in Bangladesh.

“Our school, The Moznu Miah Academy, provides free education for around 300 children from the Sylhet region of Bangladesh,” he said.

“The school is completely supported by the people of north east England through their generous contributions to the Osmani Nagor Welfare Trust.

“This summer the school has had some excellent exam results, with a final exam pass rate of 95 per cent and many of the youngsters going on to higher education.

“All of the profits from the Plaza Tandoori go to the trust and we have collection boxes in many other take-aways and restaurants across the north east region. Every penny of the donations goes towards the school and the youngsters are grateful for all the donations.”

The trust is now raising funds to provide a school minibus.

Visit www.osmaninagor.org for more details about the trust and its work.