2022 – #GivingTuesday
2021 – N4A’s First Crowdfunder Campaign (September)
We launched our first ever Crowdfunder campaign to raise funds to help 250 families in northern Uganda to plant vegetable gardens & avoid food shortages inflicted by Covid-19. We are grateful to several supporters for their donations (and in particular to a Trust) in helping us to raise £5,115.
Distribution of beans, vegetable seeds and soap started this week (1 November).
50 Self Help Group leaders recently took part in some additional training to enhance their knowledge and skills in growing vegetables. The group received support from agricultural extension officers from respective sub counties.
The following topics were covered during the training sessions:
- The importance of kitchen gardening
- The varieties of eggplant
- Nursery bed establishment and management
- Pest and disease control; and
- Post-harvest handling
Each Self Help Group leader is expected to share the knowledge and skills gained from the training with their fellow group members.
Captain Tom 100 (April-May)
Friday, 30 April 2021 would have been Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 101st birthday and the one-year anniversary of him completing the now famous 100 laps of his gardens.
To mark this momentous date, the Captain Tom 100 asks people to dream up and complete a fundraising activity based around the number 100 between Friday 30 April to Monday 3 May, fundraising for a charity of their choice or the Captain Tom Foundation. The only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.
Our fundraising page for Captain Tom 100 is set up and waiting for you.
Match Funding Campaign (February-March)
One generous supporter offered Network for Africa the opportunity to run a private match funding campaign in support of our mental health projects. Running from 25 February until 31 March 2021, donations up to a total of £15,000/$21,000 were matched.
Thanks to our supporters, the campaign enabled us to raise a total of £30,000/$42,000. This will be used to enable our continuous funding of our mental health projects in Africa.
2020 – Fundraising Event (October)
We are delighted that the Youth for the World team at Cheltenham Ladies’ College chose World Mental Health Day 2020 to support our mental health project in Port Loko, Sierra Leone. They have raised both awareness and funds by selling green ribbons throughout the week (5-9 October 2020). Staff and students bought the ribbons from various points around the campus, alongside honesty boxes.
Our founder, Rebecca Tinsley sent a video message which was played in each year group’s assembly. Their efforts have raised £350.
Our team in Sierra Leone sends a big thank you to Youth for the World. Network for Africa also thanks the students and staff at Cheltenham Ladies’ College for taking part.