Parents Presentation

Who we are
• Established 1978 - 35 years International Development experience
• Focus on sustainable, community led development
• 2011 shortlisted for the Charity of the Year award and voted Best
Charity to Work For at the Charity Times Awards
• 2012 winner Charity Times Award for Best International Charity
Build Africa work directly with communities in rural areas of Uganda
and Kenya to provide long term solutions to tackle poverty
Since 2004 our Build a
School programme has
worked in partnership with
100 primary schools
benefitting more than
150,000 children
In Uganda, 94.5% of students in schools we have been supporting
for 5 years or more pass their final exams, compared to 79.3% in
the schools we have just recently started supporting
In Kenya, the average number of students per school taking
their leaving exams has more than doubled in schools we've
been working with for two years or longer
Key issues facing
rural communities
The majority of poor
children in rural Kenya
and Uganda cannot
access the education
they deserve
Every day a child’s
potential is wasted
Children who are not sent out to work have to
learn in dilapidated, leaking or unsafe classrooms
They have to contend with overcrowded conditions
Few or no desks
And a lack of books and other learning materials
Added to this are poor and out-of-date teaching methods,
as well as too few teachers for the number of students
A lack of classrooms, little parental or community involvement
and limited management experience
Further issues include a lack of clean and safe water
Inadequate knowledge of health issues by students,
parents and even teachers
Poor and inadequate toilets – in some schools
no toilet facilities at all
And many children going hungry as their parents are
unable to provide three meals a day
The combination of these issues results in 3 out of 4 pupils dropping
out before completing primary school and only 20% achieving
recommended competency levels in literacy and numeracy
Yet, despite all of these challenges children in Kenya
and Uganda are desperate to go to school and learn
We want to ensure that rural children receive a quality education in
a safe and secure environment that provides them with the
knowledge, skills and competencies to continue to learn, grow into
healthy adults and lead safe and productive lives.
Build Africa works with parents, children, teachers and government
education staff to identify the key problems each school faces
and prepare a three year 'School Development Plan’.
We then work with the school, the parents and government staff
to implement the plan and transform the school by:
Improving infrastructure
Improving standards of teaching and learning
Improving conditions for learning through the
provision of desks and chairs
And providing adequate teaching aids and resources
As well as working to increase parental involvement
And strengthening school management committees
through training and mentoring activities
Ensuring access to safe
clean water supplies by
digging boreholes,
providing water tanks
and guttering
Increasing health, gender and HIV and AIDS awareness
through health clubs and peer educators
Building new latrines
And establishing school meal programmes to
provide at least one meal a day
Can you help?
We need your help to
give children in rural
Kenya and Uganda the
same opportunities
that children have
in the UK
How your school would benefit
Fundraising for
Build Africa provides
an opportunity for
UK pupils to work
together in a practical
and rewarding way
How your pupils would benefit
Our School Fundraising Programme has been developed in
consultation with teachers and children across the UK and we have
prepared lesson plans for all ages which are closely linked to the
national curriculum. Pupils benefit by:
• Learning about the cause they are supporting
• Gaining a better understanding of the global issues that affect all of
our lives
• Establishing links between their lives and the lives of those that
they are helping
• Understanding the work of charities
• Developing participation skills and promoting active global
• Working as a team to understand how their individual and
collective actions can benefit others
Supporting your fundraising
We have a selection of materials to help your fundraising
activities and ensure they are a success
School Fundraising Leaflet
Penny Guessing Game
Fundraising Target Poster
Collection Tins
A - Z School Fundraising Ideas
Sponsorship Forms
Blank event posters
Supporting your fundraising
We have also developed free curriculum-based resources to help
teachers engage students and ensure they understand the
cause they are supporting
Map of Africa Game
Snakes and Ladders Game
Spot the Difference
Lesson Plans:
Primary Key Stage One
Primary Key Stage Two
Secondary Key Stage Three
Presentations for Primary School and Secondary School students
Every pound makes a difference
Below is a list of costs to give you an idea of what money raised could
• £300 could buy 80 textbooks for children desperate to learn
• £800 could pay for 7 teachers to receive training on up to date teaching
• £1,800 could buy 50 desks so that children no longer sit on the floor
• £3,400 could pay for 30,000 litre water storage tanks and guttering, giving
them enough water to last through times of drought
• £10,000 could pay to build and furnish an entire classroom
Whether you are planning a one off event or would like to develop a longterm partnership with an African school, we will work closely with you and
provide all the information you need to keep pupils, parents and teachers
engaged and motivated.
The more money you raise for Build Africa
the more people we are able to help
Because every pound raised really does make makes a difference!
Thank You!
Finances 2012
Finances 2012
For more information about fundraising for a school in Africa
please contact Deirdre Bruce-Brand on 01892 519619
or email