Posted by: southadmin | 06/11/2012


An international partnership has been set up between Sheffield Woodcraft Folk and the All Pakistan Federation of Trade Unions (APFUTU).  This union has been successful in fighting for the rights of brick kiln workers and is starting to provide schools for the children, girls as well as boys.

Woodcraft Folk, a UK charity for young people, has committed to supporting two schools for 5 years initially at a total of £300 per month. The original links were made when a young woman from APFUTU visited Sheffield last summer with the general secretary of APFUTU.  They were part of the delegation to the International Woodcraft Camp and raised the awareness of young people connected to Woodcraft Folk and other youth groups in Sheffield aware of the appalling conditions of the brick kiln families.  Some young people from Sheffield Woodcraft Folk visited Pakistan for the formal opening of the school in April earlier this year.

 Sheffield Woodcraft Folk has linked together with members of the local Pakistani community in the Nether Edge and Sharrow areas of Sheffield and is holding a
Jumble Sale from 1-3pm on the 10th of November at
 Sharrow Old Junior School, Vincent Road, Sheffield S7 1DB

and are asking for donations of:


  • Clothes in good condition
  • Toys
  • Electrical goods (No TV’s or VHS’ thanks)
  • and general bric-a-brac 


Entry will cost 50p and there will be a selection of food and tea/coffee available at the event. Items from within the Sharrow / Nether Edge area can be collected by phoning 0114 2554522 or can be delivered to 103 Stanford Grove Road.


For more info about Woodcraft Folk (registered charity number 1073665) go to  and about the project



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