Clarke explained that the Sunflower team believes that education is the only way to eradicate poverty and war. Over €80,000 has been raised over the last few years for the Tanzanian initiative. With co-financing from the Luxembourg government, the Illula Orphan Programme is in the process of building a much-needed primary school, according to Clarke.
The quiz entailed six question rounds, divided into ten questions for each category: general knowledge; history and geography; culture; people and places; picture round and current affairs. Despite its serious cause, the event was filled with laughter and “some funny answers”, as Clarke noted: one of the participants even mistook Ginger Roger for Sam O’Dea, the other managing director of Sunflower Montessori.
As for the participants, Clarke reckoned that the money raised revealed “a lot about the generosity of the people who attended”. Speaking with Delano, she stressed the message that “we can really make a difference to people’s lives thousands and thousands of miles away”.