Pen pals established in the UK
Children at a primary school in Warwickshire, U.K decided they would like to write to the children at Ekica school, after they listened to an online presentation about what life was like for their peers on another continent.
Once their letters arrived, after a very long journey, the children at Ekica were very excited to open them and discover all about their new friends. They were even more excited to each receive a friendship bracelet. The children in Tanzania will be replying to their letters and ... well, wait and see!
Following the completion of the new classrooms, it was important to conserve water wherever possible.
We provided funds for guttering along the roof of both new classroom blocks, a drainpipe and a holding tank for the precious and infrequent rain.
Food Support for Teachers & School
The war in Ukraine is having a huge detrimental impact on food prices in Tanzania. Starvation is a real threat to all those impoverished in Ekica's local community. We and our sister organization, between us, sent money to buy enough food for 3 months at current prices. We also decided to go the extra step and provide food support to the school staff (and their families) who go above and beyond in their positions at the school. Their gratitude was humbling.
Laura does it again!
Our wonderful supporter, Laura, has run her second 10k in support of Ekica Fundraising and raised a fabulous £650 for the school. The aim is to put this towards the mini-bus fundraising and boost our total ever closer towards our £6000 target.
Thank you, Laura. KEEP RUNNING and keep up your awesome support for our cause. You are amazing!
We're delighted with the £1,137 raised by one of our youngest supporters!
Michele is 14 and rode his bike for 15 hours - one hour a week - the length of time it takes to fly to Tanzania from London as part of of his Duke of Edinburgh Award. We are super proud of him and his efforts. Thank you so much, Michele!
UPDATE: May 2022 The 200 club has been running for 2 years and we have raised £6,090 for Ekica school which has helped to support them during the pandemic, bought a laptop and computers, improved school security to keep the children and school property safe and secure and supporte dthe building of new classrooms.
We have given away £1,240 in prize money, some of which has been generously returned to the club for the benefit of the school and children. Huge thanks to everyone who is a club member and who is helping to make a difference.
to our trustee, Sarah, and her daughter Laura for running 10K in their local town in October and raising over £400 for Ekica Fundraising. The money will be used to buy computers to enhance the children's learning experience.
Class 4 took their first test in preparation for the national examinations. All the children have made great progress. Class 4, you are the best - we know you will smash those exams!
All children passed their examinations well. We thank their teachers for their dedication and commitment to the children, espceially when that involves extra classes at the weekend and in the holidays. All for very little financial reward.
Ekica school are still being very covid -19 conscious and providing soap and a very basic running water system for regular handwashing for all the children throughout the school day.
First steps on the self-sufficiency road
These are projects that Ekica Fundraising have financed as an important step forward in the school's development.
The first hens take up residence in their new home. Once they are producing eggs, these can be sold by the school to raise funds.
1st October saw a delivery of the first eggs from the first hens to the Director's office!
We are very egg-sited (sorry!)
Vegetable seedlings being tended to by school pupils. Once grown, the vegetables will be used by the school for lunches, thereby saving them money.
How good does this spinach taste, when you've grown it?!
30th July - 16th August 2019
One of our founders, Sue, visited Ekica Pre and Primary School, along with 3 Australian supporters. They were welcomed with so much warmth and love! Sue was delighted at the progress that has been made at the school since she was last there in 2016. It was a very successful visit and the children, the staff and the Director were delighted to have their international visitors.
19th June 2019
We are officially a registered Charity!
7th May 2019
Alcester Mayor, Gill Forman, announced that during her time as Mayor, Ekica Fundraising would be one of her chosen charities for the year. We are very grateful to her for her continued support of our work.