A Banbury businessman has devoted the past eight years to providing schools for some of Africa’s poorest children.

Alan Wolstencroft, a member of the Rotary Club of Banbury and a trustee of the Goodwill & Growth for Africa charity, was inspired to act after taking part in a project in Sierra Leone in 2005 to build a Rotary Hostel of Hope at the Aberdeen West Africa Fistula Clinic.

The experience left him shocked at the poverty of many African children and the lack of education facilities, but inspired that a little effort could make a big difference