Thanks to the generosity and compassion of our donors, The Wildman Fund has continued to support our chosen charities in 2021.
It's our pleasure to share with you the following updates from our charities to learn more about the incredible work they do, why it's so important - and how you can be a part of it too.
We believe anyone can make a difference. Whether it's time or money, you can help our chosen charities achieve their goals.
It's time for all of us to make a difference.
Good News from The Beatrice Project.
With a mission of restoring dignity and opportunity to young women in Zimbabwe, The Beatrice Project help prevent young girls from dropping out of school due to a lack of hygienic and affordable sanitary protection.
It has been a turbulent eighteen months for the charity, primarily due to covid restrictions. It meant that businesses were folding and overseas aid was decreasing rapidly. However, good news is always welcome, and we're thrilled to learn that the charity has continued plans to support Ntombi Nto in expanding their work in 2022, but they need your help to do it.
Your donations will help to:
- Set up sewing rooms at the main schools with manual sewing machines and all the materials needed to make high quality reusable kits.
- Run training days for peer facilitated social and sexual health education.
- Train leaders and peer educators in the support needed for successful menstrual cup use.
Addressing Drug Abuse with NC Kibera.
NC Kibera delivers sustainable improvements to the quality of life for people of the Kibera slum.
A partnership between local Kenyan and UK volunteers, the charity resources and funds several projects delivering sustainable improvements to the quality of life for people of the Kibera slum, one of the largest slums in Africa and the world.
For over a year now, NC Kibera and their Kenyan partners have been addressing the drug abuse problem among the youth in their community by delivering a twelve-step narcotics addiction programme.
In recent weeks, their partners have been invited into a few local schools to deliver their drug awareness and twelve-step programmes and work with some of the addicts on a one-to-one basis.
For as little as £5.00, you could:
- Provide a tutor for a drugs awareness and restoration session at a school.
- Supply a food parcel for four families living in hard-to-reach areas of the Kibera slum.
- Help to support other initiatives in the area.
Find out more about NC Kibera here, and donate here.
Jeevan Asha Continues to Provide for Underprivileged Communities in Thane.
Jeevan Asha reaches out to underprivileged communities in Thane and beyond, providing education, nutrition and healthcare.
Most recently, 44 of the 79 people tested at their eye screening camp either needed treatment, spectacles, or some corrective surgery in one or both eyes. Conducted at Savarkar Nagar, this was the latest of many such camps that Jeevan Asha regularly organises.
While those whose eyes tested healthy might have heaved a sigh of relief, Gulab Gotekar did not. Diagnosed with a cataract, her immediate reaction was one of great despair. Gulab is one of many that would ordinarily be forced to abandon their impairments to fate, hoping to stall the degeneration of her eyesight for as long as she can stretch it.
Here's where we make the difference.
Your donations fund these camps and many other projects that give the best treatment to those unwell at affordable costs. As a result, you can allow Gulab and others like her to continue living a life of dignity.
Read more about Jeevan Asha here, and donate here.
Team Etch Take on 180 Mile Relay to Raise Vital Funds for Frontline Children.
In August, we laced up our sports shoes and took on a team relay to connect our two most distant Etch-ers.
Over the course of the weekend, the team took it in turns to walk, run or cycle their leg, handing over the bright pink baton to their successor. Over 180 miles were covered, passing a message of togetherness from person to person, starting in London on Saturday morning, and finishing in Weymouth on Sunday evening.
Not only was this an opportunity to bring the Etch team together after many months of lockdown, but also a chance to support our good friend, Jordan Wylie, and one of his chosen charities, Frontline Children.
Inspired by his initiative "Running Dangerously - The Polar Edition", after he was a guest speaker at our Fireside & Wellness Retreat in July, we are pleased to announce that we have raised almost £1,600 for the cause. The charity's mission is to inspire hope and change the lives of children worldwide, in hostile, remote and war-torn countries, through access to education.
You can still donate via our Just Giving page.
For more information on any of our chosen charities or to find out how you can help visit The Wildman Fund.