Mustard Seed Project
A small UK registered charity working in Africa in Mgongeni an urban slum area of Mombasa, Kenya. We help people out of poverty by giving them the confidence, education and skills to solve their own problems. In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals we provide quality education, a feeding programme and healthcare for poor children, adolescents and their parents.
We are building a school which when completed will have 300 children aged 3 – 14 years in classes of around 25. We currently have 225 children. Half the school are in a rented building and the other half are in the school which is under construction. Without our support those who grew to healthy adulthood would end up with the hand to mouth existence of their parents.
For the project to be sustainable in the future we need to complete the school building which will cost another £95,000. This includes solar panels for electricity, a bore hole for water and a septic tank and soak-away.
Our second project involves support of adults and youth. We offer basic literacy and numeracy for those who missed out when they were young and provide business training for women to help them set up their own small businesses including providing them with loans. The unemployed youth in the community are motivated and supported through sport especially boxing and football.
A legacy would allow further construction to take place and ensure education for this poor community in the future. It would also contribute towards secondary education and higher education for those who are successful in their primary school exams.
For further information on donating to this charity tel 01778 341855 or visit our website at www.mustardseedproject.co.uk
Build Africa is an award-winning charity fighting poverty in rural communities.
We work with vulnerable people across Africa to create positive change – helping children get a better education, and parents earn a secure living – so that together we can find long-term solutions to inequality.
Our education programmes focus not just on access, but on attainment – ensuring often vulnerable children have the right infrastructure, resources, teaching and parental support to experience a quality education, and go on to lead productive, happy lives.
This is complemented by our livelihoods programmes that work to create secure incomes. We help improve agricultural practices and market awareness for farming communities, and help families access vital basic financial services through savings and loans groups that allow them to prepare for environmental and economic stresses, and invest in their future.
Watch our film about how we help disadvantaged girls in Kenya.
For further information on donating to this charity tel 01892 519619 or visit their website at www.build-africa.org.uk