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To enable a community empowered through its educated young people to develop self sufficiency for long term sustainable growth.
Supporting education to empower and effect change.
Ekica Fundraising is a UK registered charity, passionate about supporting the education and community of young people in Ekica Pre and Primary School in Tanzania. Our charitable journey began when we volunteered in August 2016. It changed our lives.
Browse our website and find out more about the work of our charity. Please contact us if you have any further questions. For your convenience we have answered some of the most popular questions for you below.
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Why should I support your charity?
What a great question! The three most important reasons to support Ekica Fundraising are:
1) ALL the donations and fundraising we receive are sent DIRECTLY to the school.
2) We are a small, personal charity and we are dedicated to supporting Ekica School. They, and their community are our ONLY focus.
3) All our trustees are volunteers and we have no overheads. We pay for the little things out of our own pockets.
How much and how often should I donate?
You are welcome to donate as much or as little as you would like. You can donate whenever you want, but as a guide, most people donate monthly. There is no obligation, you can stop donating when you choose , although we hope you won't want to once you have started and have seen the differece your money is making.
How do you ensure my money is spent on the things you tell me it will be spent on?
We have an excellent relationship with Ekica School, and communication is frequent and good. Each quarter the school's director, Jenifa, lets us know what she needs and the relevant costs. The trustees discuss and ensure the funds request is in line with our charity objectives. Once the funds are received by the school, they are used in line with her request and we receive photographs as evidence of her spending. Unlike larger charities, we can tell you exactly where your money has been spent. You can be confident that it is used appropriately.
Why is child sponsorship important?
Child sponsorship is the best way to ensure that a child receives a good education. An education is the route out of poverty. At Ekica school the class sizes are similar to the UK and books are mostly 1:1. In the state schools there are over 100 children in a class with books 1:10, or worse. Ekica teachers are able to recognise and support the weaker children, where they would get lost in the state schools. The children know that an education is their key to a better life in the future, for themselves, their families and the community. Education will empower them to make decisions that affect their lives. It is always a special day when a child hears they have a sponsor. You will receive a report on the child's academic progress. Unlike a regular donation, sponsoring a child is a commitment; we usually say for a minimum of 10 years. However, if your circumstances change and you are unable to continue sponsoring your child, do let us know.
What has your charity already achieved?
We have financed the building of a block of three classrooms, and are now financing a second block of three. We funded an additional 6 toilets and are likely to need to fund more soon. We have bought 100 text books, 75 desks and chairs, and material for uniforms to be made on-site. We paid for a bore hole to be dug, a water pump and a holding tank so the school and the community could have running water for the first time. We have funded a photocopier and two laptops, and much more besides. We bought material for masks to be made for all the families at the school, provided hand soap and handwashing buckets and food for the poorest families when the pandemic first took hold in 2020. None of this would have been possible without our wonderful donors, sponsor and friends of Ekica.