Charities that We Support
We are pleased to support the following charities.
Swaziland Schools Projects Working in Eswatini
This small UK based charity, incorporating Changing Futures charity, supports the education of children and adults in eSwatini by:
- paying bursaries for school fees so children can attend school. All children in high schools (age 12 upwards) pay compulsory school fees and our first priority is to raise money each year so that vulnerable children from the poorest communities may go to school;
- providing buildings such as classrooms, toilet blocks, kitchens, teachers’ houses and water supplies;
- providing food for lunches, resources and equipment such as books and furniture;
- funding vocational training for young Swazis and employing them to repair school furniture;
- funding Early Childhood Development courses for volunteer Swazis working in pre-schools.
Swaziland Schools Projects Charity
The Trustees of SSP and our team in eSwatini wish all our supporters a Happy New Year! For those of you who speak siSwati: Sinifisela nonkhe umnyaka lomusha lomuhle!
The Joy Foundation is a local Christian charity that brings the Good News of Jesus into primary schools through both word and deed. It serves more than 20 schools through regular provision of Collective Worship, videos, lessons, clubs, intervention support, curriculum advice and governor support. In the Withamside United Parish, The Joy Foundation has been serving its schools regularly since 2011.
The Giving Tree – Christmas Sack Appeal
It’s that time of the year already! We are looking forward to running the Christmas Sack Project again this year and ensuring that families and individuals who would struggle to provide for themselves and their children are helped by their local community.
The project is quite simple. We receive referrals from social workers, family support workers, other professionals who work with people who will bestruggling financially to provide for themselves and/or their families this Christmas. We then arrange for the workers or the families to come and choose some items for themselves and their children on a week in December (in a covid safe way). All the items are donated from all over the City – we are always amazed at how generous people are.
The Children’s Society
We fight for hope by deeply understanding the needs of young people and by supporting them through their most serious life challenges. We work with young people who have suffered years of abuse, who have run away from home or are struggling with mental health issues. We look out for young carers and those who are at risk of being groomed by gangs. We help refugees who have no one else to turn to in this country.
The Children’s Society introduced the Christingle Service and the first one was held in Lincoln Cathedral in 1968. It has been enjoyed by many thousands of children over the years and will be celebrated In schools and churches up and down the land. We are pleased to support the work of The Childrens Society in this way which makes such a difference to the lives of so many children.