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a2a today an open letter about our current work - updated November 2020

Building on success - making a difference

making every penny count

 Today supports Orphans and Vulnerable Children through work with schools. Paying school fees and funding school based projects ranging from buying books to building toilets and classrooms. It believes in giving a hand up not a hand out and works closely with communities on sustainable projects.

Wherever possible items needed by the school are sourced locally. This means that the funding we provide goes into the local economy helping many more people than those directly involved with the school.

 Established as a charity in March 2007, we have in fact been working with schools and their communities in Zimbabwe for several years on an informal basis. Due to the political situation in Zimbabwe we were sadly forced to recentre our focus on Kenya

 We have strong links with the communities through lawyers, pastors and international aid workers. Their expertise and commitment has provided an infrastructure that means that every penny sent can get to where it was intended. We have a good platform of support from our local churches and other organisations here in the UK.

Our main project is in Kenya, one of the three countries where we have run projects. The Kenyan project involved the redevelopment of a small primary school moving it ontoon land we bought. The school serves a poor rural community and in particular a slum area. running with 200 pupils (year comencing january 2020) we built over a period of several years a school that caters for 60 pre-school children (up to 6 years old) and 140 primary age children grade 1 to 8 (English years 2 to 8). The school is registered with the Kenyan Education Department. This will mean that pupils can now sit the national and regional examinations, in particular the school leaving examinations and get recognised qualifications. For the past several years the school has performed in the top 10% of schools regionally. Many pupils have gained funding for extending their education in Secondary Education'

 One aspect of the work with the school is to establish a culture of self-sufficiency. Currently sustainable projects, overseen by the school, generate a significant part of the day to day running costs. By continuing investment in these projects we will eventually see the school totally independent of overseas help. It is a model we believe is repeatable in other areas.

As with all charities, the work we can do is limited by the funds we have. As a small charity with all the administration costs being sponsored. We can direct every pound given into making a difference to children and their communities.

 Our website has details of what is happening and lots of pictures of the work as it progresses. Please take the time to visit it and pass on the link to others whom you think may be interested in our work. is the site address will give you email contact with us.

 Peter and Edwina Wrigley, Roger and Janine Dunster, Colin Brown

Registered Charity 1119045 Company registration 6147907 (not for profit)

 The registered objects of the charity are:

To provide relief from poverty, sickness and distress in any part of the world and in particular the continent of Africa, and in furtherance of this object to provide relief by the provision of facilities of all kinds, support services and equipment generally calculated to reduce the need, hardship or distress of such persons, and to promote awareness of poverty in Africa and elsewhere generally. ltd 2007-2020