We are delighted to announce that the four successful charities, from the six put forward, to receive £25,000 each from the Scott Bader Commonwealth charity fund are:
LIVINGSTONE TANZANIA TRUST – £25,000 to support the community to build a double classroom block with an office and a school kitchen with a store at a primary school in Tanzania. LTT are assisting the Sawe community, who are contributing bricks, stones and labour, to build a new school which will dramatically improve access to and quality of education for 720 children every year, enabling them to reach their potential and break the cycle of poverty. The fuel efficient school kitchen will support the community’s feeding programme, ensuing every child receives a nutritious hot meal each day. The new school will also reduce chronic overcrowding at the nearest primary school, improving the educational environment for a further 870 children.
SEND A COW – £25,000 to empower 1,100 vulnerable women farmers and their families of the Petauke Women’s Project, Zambia; to achieve self-reliance and long-term impact in gender equality, food and income security, access to clean water, training in health & hygiene, and sustainable livelihoods. The project will support women to be actively involved in decisions on crops grown and household expenditure, and confident that their farms can meet their family’s food, nutrition and income needs.
ACE AFRICA – £25,000 to improve long-term nutrition for 1,000 children and their families, through fruit tree cultivation in 20 primary schools in Western Kenya. Forty teachers will be trained in fruit tree production and management; mango, papaya and avocado seedlings will be distributed. The project will expand existing kitchen gardens, run by the children themselves, in Ace Africa after school Child to Child Clubs. The impact will be long term, since mango and avocado trees have a life span of over 40 years, and papaya trees over 5 years.
TASTE – £25,000 to provide education to 3000 adults and children on good water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices, give training to 40 Health Promoters and establish two solar powered boreholes of 50,000l daily capacity, 8 tap points for 18,988 people and 8 latrines with hand-washing facilities. This will create a reduction in the need to sell food to buy water; prevalence of illness related to water borne diseases and resultant costs of healthcare; financial and environmental cost of diesel powered generators; community’s open defecation by 25%. Our work will mean an increase of: 30% in the number of households with latrines and 80% in terms of access to clean drinking water.
We hope the donations from the Scott Bader Commonwealth can help change lives around the world!