Our 10-Year Anniversary Dinner took place on Saturday 30th March at St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton. The night was a great success, with almost £10,000 raised for African Adventures Foundation, thanks to our extremely generous supporters.
Since then, we have been in discussions with our partner projects in Ghana, Kenya and Zanzibar about how best to use the funds raised by the dinner, with the aim of improving the quality of education that they provide to their students.
These grants have now been finalised, and we are delighted to share details of the impact that your generous donations will have at our partner projects in Africa.
A portion of the money raised will go to Dedzidi Community School, where it will cover the cost of building one new classroom in the school’s new two-storey classroom block. Construction of the classroom block first began in 2014, and five of the eight classrooms are already in use. This has already reduced class sizes from 50 children down to 40, and it is hoped that the completion of the sixth classroom will further reduce overcrowding in lessons.
At Jubilee Academy, a grant will be used to renovate the school’s toilet block. Once this is complete, the remaining funds will be used to purchase three new desks and 15 new chairs for the children.
The Walk Centre will receive funding to provide 53 new school uniforms to the children in the current primary class, who will graduate this year and move into the new school.
At Ungana Academy, a portion of the money will be used to finish building a new classroom, which volunteers from Derby County Community Trust helped to construct during their recent trip to Kenya. The classroom will be completed with new doors, windows, and roofing.
Mama Kerry School will receive a grant which will be used to install electricity and a small water tank at the school site. The remaining funds will cover the cost of the school’s feeding programme for one week.
At Bygrace School, a grant will be used to provide new stationery, chairs, and desks for the classrooms. The remainder of the funds will go towards the cost of the school’s feeding programme.
At West End Destiny Academy, new windows and doors will be installed in five classrooms, and new roofs, made from transparent corrugated sheets, will be installed to improve lighting during lessons.
At Kijito Upele School, the funds raised from the dinner will cover the costs of transforming an existing classroom into a library, complete with fresh paint, new shelves, textbooks, fiction books, and a security gate.
Kinuni School will receive a grant which will be used to construct a secure perimeter wall around the school site, in order to keep the children safe throughout the day.
Finally, Fuoni School will receive funding to finish constructing a new school hall.