The Alternative Gift Catalogue
The gifts you give to your friends and family, are given with love to the orphans and other vulnerable children in Africa.
4 text books (primary school)
Exercise books for a class for a term
Packs of exercise books for a class for one term
Pencils for a school or classDespite struggling to pay for fees and uniforms, the final straw can be funding the basics of pens, pencils and paper
| Black board for a classroom|
The schools in rural Africa are generally still using the old fashioned chalk boards.
Black Chalk Board for a classroom
|Table for two pupils in a classroom ( sometimes four pupils sit round these tables) We have been lucky to find skilled carpenters who will make virtually all the school furniture needed local to the school that needs it|
Pupils desk for two or four
Bench to go with the table for two
School classroom bench
Desk for two
Desk for two integrated unit
Hand made by a local carpenter who uses old colonial pieces of furniture as his templates.
|Chair for older pupil|
children have an opportunity to sit examinations to gain certificates. For many this is the highest level they will be able to afford to achieve. Sitting on a chair at a table to study raises self esteem.
|Plastic chairs for the pre-schoolers (5)|
These small plastic chairs are easier for some of the really small children to sit on than a bench. Sets of these chairs bring greater flexibility to the learning space.
Five small plastic chairs
£10 for 5
Medium Plastic chairs £4 each
A group of ten Fruit Bushes
Plant ten eucalyptus trees
Plant ten shade providing trees
Ten shade providing trees, including planting and manure
100 mixed bushes and trees
100 bushed and trees, includes the cost of manure and planting
A chicken and the resources needed
A secure chicken coop which will house about eight birds. Including the utensils needed for good husbandry (see page 2 for larger project)
Chicken coop (does not include chickens)
Goat / Sheep
A goat or sheep
|Rent and plant an acre of ground for a school|
The harvest will pay for next years use of the land and provide some food/income as well. It also gives employment to a person to tend the land. This gift has the potential to provide economic stability for years to come form a single gift.
Rent and plant an acre of land
Dress or shorts and shirt.
A pair of shoes and socks,
Uniform for Lower Primary child
Uniform for Upper Primary child
6 life saving Mosquito nets
Register a child
Register a child - a gift for life!
|Health Insurance for a child|
A simple health check can be a life saver. This gift provides 20 children with access to health care for a full year.
Health checks for ten children
Vaccinate a child
Appropriate local vaccination to safeguard 10 children
Provide a well
Pay for a well to be dug
|Build a toilet|
A simple pit toilet provides basic sanitation and immensely reduces the risk of disease.
A two unit toilet
Build a dinning room so the children don't have to eat their food either outside or in their classrooms
Furniture for a classroom (above)
Desks, benches and something for the teacher, even a bookcase.
Food for orphans and vulnerable children
With families often below the $1 a day poverty line any donation is welcome. However, this is not a one off shot and we would ask that if you want to give money to help with the day to day costs such as food that you set up a regular giving direct to the charity’s bank account.
This regular giving helps us plan into the future rather from month to month. The income that comes in in this way entirely goes to keeping children in school by paying school fees and in some cases helps address the issue of food
Currently children in Zimbabwe and in Kenya benefit from money given in this way.
Even just £5 a month can make a real difference to real children. £8 a month covers the full cost of educating a child.
Please contact us for details.