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The gifts you give to your friends and family,  are given with love to the orphans and other vulnerable children in Africa.
The gifts help provide a sustainable future for the children and hope for those who try so hard to care for them.
Choose from a wide range of gifts that can all make a real difference to the lives of the children that the charity supports.

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Text books
Text books are often shared between several children. We have even come across the situation where the only copy is the one the teacher has

 SE/B4

4 text books (primary school)

 10 

Exercise books for a class for a term
The burden of providing the basics can often be a real challenge to those who are caring for not only their children but those of deceased relatives.
 

SE/EB

Packs of exercise books for a class for one term

20

    

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
SE/PP100

Packs of pencils and pens for a class for a year

6

 
SE/PP50
Packs of pencils and pens for a class for a year

9

  SE/MAE

Maths Geometry sets, pack of five plus 30cm rulers

10

  SE/BC144

For the teacher: 2
Boxes of 144 sticks of dustless chalk (1 white 1 mixed colours)
10

 Black board for a classroom

The schools in rural Africa  are generally still using the old fashioned chalk boards.

 

SE/BB

Black Chalk Board  for a classroom

 10

 

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

SE/PD

Pupils desk for two or four

16

Bench to go with the table for two
With the younger children, a bench each side of a table provides a better learning environment.

SE/BH

School classroom bench

5.50

Desk for two
This basic design is effective and easily made in the locality of the school

SE/D2

Desk for two integrated unit

15

Teachers desk
This makes the teacher feel valued even if they are only being paid a subsistence level of wage

 

SE/TD

Teachers Desk

 40

Teachers Chair

Hand made by a local carpenter who uses old colonial pieces of furniture as his templates.

 

SE/TC

Teachers Chair

15

 

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.
SE/PCH

Pupil chair

9

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.
SE/PLC5

Five small plastic chairs

10 for 5

A group of ten Fruit Bushes
Plant a group of 10 fruit bushes of different types that will provide fresh fruit and possible income for many years to come

PA/FB10
Ten fruit bushes/trees the cost  includes planting and manure

10

Plant ten eucalyptus trees
These trees will provide shade and a yield of timber in the future. The long straight timber seems to be more termite resistant than most

PA/ET10
Ten eucalyptus trees, including planting and manure
8

Plant ten shade providing trees
This will include eucalyptus, umbrella palm and pine. Trees have been cut down for fuel in many places and replanting helps prevent the soil erosion this causes.

PA/ST10

Ten shade providing trees, including planting and manure

10 

100 mixed bushes and trees
This mixture of trees including fruit bearing ones would help a community to undo some of the damage caused with the incentive fruit for free if they protect and care for them.

 PA/MT100

100 bushed and trees, includes  the cost of manure and planting

80

Chickens
These provide a large proportion of the meat protein in what tends to be a protein deficient diet. Buy a chicken and the food to get it to a sustainable economic stage.

 PA/CH1

A chicken and the resources needed

8

Chickens
A secure chicken coop which will house about  eight birds. Including the utensils needed for good husbandry (see page 2 for larger project)

 

PA/CHC

Chicken coop (does not include chickens)

80

Goat / Sheep
The  goats and sheep converts plant material into milk and meat. They can make a huge impact on the economic wellbeing. Different areas favour sheep to goats

PA/GTS

A goat or sheep

20

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.

PA/RPL

Rent and plant an acre of land

300

School Uniforms

Comprises of:

Dress or shorts and shirt.

A sweater.

A pair of shoes and socks,

 

SU/LP

Uniform for Lower Primary child

13

 

SU/UP

Uniform for Upper Primary child

15 

Mosquito nets
Malaria is the single largest killer disease on the planet. A simple mosquito net can help prevent the transmission of the disease by mosquitoes.

 HM/MN5

5 basic Mosquito nets

25

HM/MN

1 high quality Mosquito net

12.50

Register a child
V
ery few rural children have their birth officially registered. They do not officially exist. This gift opens doors to the future for a child like Abigail. Non-registration is a major issue in Africa.

  HM/RC

Register a child - a gift for life!

5.50

Health Check for a child
A simple health check can be a life saver. This gift provides ten children with a professional health check.

HM/HC10

Health checks for ten children

12.50

Vaccinate a child
Polio and other diseases which the western world has banished still claim needles victims in Africa. Vaccinate 10 children with this gift .

HM/V10

Appropriate local vaccination to safeguard 10 children

12.50

Provide a well
Digging wells is a practiced art yet there are still many children carrying water quite long distances because of a shortage of wells.

 

 HM/WELL

Pay for a well to be dug

350

Build a toilet
A simple pit toilet provides basic sanitation and immensely reduces the risk of disease.

 

HM/TB

A two unit toilet

520

Build a classroom (below)
At our project in Kenya we are totally rebuilding a school. The finished development will have 8 classrooms, a staff room and an administration building. There will be a kitchen which serves porridge in the morning, a hot meal at lunch time and some form of supper before the children return home. There will be three pre-school classrooms and hopefully a refectory / dining room that will be used by the community in the evenings. Below is the plan for the main school building

MB/CRB A classroom unit

2500

Furniture for a classroom (above)
To provide new furniture for a classroom can transform the room. Often desks consist of little more than old boards or discarded tables.  In one classroom, the benches were tree trunks on which the children sat. This gift is the basics.

 ES/CRF

Desks, benches and something for the teacher, even a bookcase.

350

Food for orphans and vulnerable children

Long term we want to see the schools being self sufficient through sustainable projects. We have agricultural projects already running in both Kenya and Zimbabwe. However, that does not solve the immediate problem when the families and carers do not have income to feed the children adequately.

 

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.

Jus 5 a month can make a real difference to real children.

 

Please contact us for details.

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