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Description/contact info.
Expires
AFE/PL001
AMY HOWCROFT: WORLD CHALLENGE
Amy Howcroft is seventeen years old. She is profoundly deaf and in July/August 2014 she will be travelling to Zambia in Africa. "My disability makes it a lot harder for me to do something like this than it would be for a normal hearing person. I am travelling with a team of people from my school here in Liverpool, England, with a team leader from the World Challenge organisation. However, I need to raise £3,599 to go on this expedition. The expedition will take us twenty-eight days. During this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, I and my team will be staying with a community of people in Zambia, and we will be working on a series of projects to help them and make their lives easier. These projects include building/renovating a school in the village, renovating a maternity ward in a hospital and also possibly fixing/improving the hygiene facilities. We will also be carrying out schemes to educate the children and adults in the community, by teaching them English and sharing our lifestyles and knowledge. Alongside this we will be educating them on sports and actually playing the sports with them. Our accommodation in country will be living in a tent using basic amenities. We will be going on a series of treks around the country and gaining cultural experiences. These costs will cover our equipment and kit, the materials needed for our physical projects, food costs, travel expenses and also insurance and safety expenses. I hope that you would be happy to donate a sum of money, regardless of the amount. It will help me in my efforts to try and raise this money. Thank you for taking the time to read this". Contact: Amy Howcroft. Address: 64 Christopher Way, Childwall, Liverpool L16 1JQ. Tel.: 0151 722 6063. E-mail:
amyhowcroft@hotmail.co.uk.

 

July/August, 2014
AFE/PL002
BANANA APPEAL
By supporting the Banana Appeal, sponsors can help provide one million meals to hungry children in Zululand, South Africa - and impress their suppliers, motivate their staff and win more business: cost £60,000. Banana Appeal has provided over a million school meals to malnourished children and AIDS orphans over the last five years through its food to school schemes in Zululand, South Africa. These schemes not only feed the children but also help many attend school, where they gain a vital education. Today the charity supplies over 1,600 meals daily through schools, providing 1,100 children with fruit each day and over five hundred children with a hot meal of rice and beans (or similar). The charity is on a mission to deliver one million school meals a year, to help the forgotten children and orphans of Zululand. This may sound expensive, but, at only 6p per day, £60,000 will pay for a million meals of fruit. At only 10p per day to feed a hot meal, £100,000 provides a million school meals of rice and beans (or similar). Over 2.5 million South African children are orphans and it is predicted that 32% of South African children will be orphans by 2015 due to AIDS. Today South Africa has the largest HIV population on earth. Each orphan is left to a terrible fate, often in abject poverty. By providing malnourished children with food security at school, Banana Appeal can help remove them from begging or worse, allow them to attend school and give the hope of a better future. It also operates numerous schemes through SavetheZulu.org, including child sponsorship. "We are in the process of setting up a sports academy in Zululand and need £10k for this - and our ultimate goal is to set up the world's largest child sanctuary, caring for thousands of children. This project will cost £2.3 million. Our work has been featured on radio in the UK, South Africa and Canada, in papers and magazines in the UK and South Africa and on UK TV. We seek private and corporate sponsors to help expand our work. Please contact our founder Kevin Allen at kev@BananaAppeal.org or on 0783 773 1131". Contact: Kevin Allen. Address: Office 12 Maritime House, Off Alfreds Road, Wirral CH43 5RE. Tel.: 0783 773 1131. E-mail: info@BananaAppeal.org.
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Ongoing
AFE/PL003
FADCREATIONS
FADCreationS (www.fadcreations.co.za) is a new business that offers a wide variety of high quality services and products related to dance: dance instructional DVDs, competitions, conventions, choreography, production management for school shows and other child development products. The company's services are in high demand and will grow at a faster rate than that of the country's own GDP. Due to the growth of the economy in South Africa and post-apartheid equality, more individuals are now requiring advanced dance-related opportunities and services. FADCreationS' intention are to offer quality training to all dancers; to mentor talented dancers with the possibility of earning income from dancing; to encourage professional dance teachers to become part of FADCreationS' pool of knowledgeable experts; to maintain a high teaching standard; to impart valuable experience, knowledge and expertise gained within the industry; and to offer quality dance training courses both face to face, electronically and eventually online. "I am inviting you to take part in the development of FADCreationS' drive to integrate South Africa into the global mainstream society of dance by fostering and promoting the art in its communities. I also invite you to help add value to the country's dance education and projects through the provision of monetary or product sponsorships. Encouraging young talent in South Africa is our dream and with the support of individuals and organisations like yourself, we can try and we can succeed. Unfortunately, dance is experiencing major shortcomings in terms of funding in South Africa and our resources do not always allow for the big dreams and projects we at FADCreationS aim to accomplish. This is why FADCreationS seeks your support. I write to you today seeking your help. We are in need of donations to turn this amazing journey into a reality. Any and all donations will be gladly accepted and put us that much closer to our ultimate goal. To view your benefits as sponsor of this project please view our Sponsorship Proposal by clicking the download button below. Please know that your sponsorship will be utilised to ensure the support and training of up and coming amateurs and professionals seeking expert guidance, as well as enhancing the image and popularity of dance within our wider community. FADCreationS is an ambassador for dance and art within our community, province and with your help, possibly, our country". Contact: Ferdinand Gernandt. Address: 44a Rose Street, Florida, Johannesburg, South Africa 1709. Tel.: +27 83 357 4302. E-mail: fadcreations@gmail.com.
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Ongoing
AFE/PL004
GENERATION FOR CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT
Generation for Change and Development (GENCAD) is a UK-registered charity committed to helping communities experiencing extreme poverty in the Horn of Africa. Its aim is to work with partner organisations and communities on programmes and projects which have strong poverty alleviation objectives, such as: education; skills training; health care provisions; and income generating projects that empower the most vulnerable and needy communities. Currently GENCAD is working in North Eastern Province of Kenya in partnership with local community organisations, schools, and NGOs. The charity works with local partners in assessing needs and targeting assistance to the most deserving projects with a strong poverty alleviation component. This way they are able to maximise resource allocation and increase the number of beneficiaries. GENCAD organises an annual charity walk in July (Step Up for Africa Sponsored Walk) along Regent's Canal. "If you want to make a positive change to an orphan's well-being or believe that every child, no matter what background they come from, should be accorded a reasonable chance of achieving his or her potential, please help us by sponsoring this event". Contact: Abdirashid. Address: PO Box 2108, Ilford, Essex IG1 9LE. Tel.: 07950 539806. E-mail: admin@gencad.org.
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Ongoing
AFE/PL005
HEXAGON SPORTS MANAGEMENT
Hexagon Sports Management P/L is a sports management company that seeks to bring markets and brands together through the promulgation of sports. Its innovative approach to sports sponsorship and knowledge of events management, together with its strategic insight, makes the company an invaluable conduit for the delivery of brand value for its clients. "Our vision is to be the pre-eminent player in sports sponsorship and events management. Our mission is to utilise creativity and out-of-the box thinking in creating sports marketing solutions that build our clients' brands and provide much needed Return-On-Investment (ROI). We have a variety of properties in Football, Rugby and Cycling. We are also the publishers of the Zimbabwean premium soccer magazine Gemazo. We are proposing a property called Hexagon Futures Cup, which is an under 20s soccer tournament that runs annually in Zimbabwe from May to September. Zimbabwe is a country with a strong passion for football and a number of local brands have taken advantage of this, sponsoring teams and league tournaments. Hexagon has partnered with the National Association of Secondary Heads to promote the sport from grassroots level in order to leverage its full potential. The mechanics of the tournament are that the ten geographical provinces of Zimbabwe will have representatives, with each province competing from cluster level to zonal level and then inter-district level for the national winner. There are a total of 2,271 schools that compete with a total of 63,588 participants and a possible 2,498,100 spectators nationwide from cluster level. The winners will compete in the zonal stage and a possible 1,148,000 spectators. The nationals will have a total of 1,460 participants, 584 officials and 50,000 spectators all in one province. With such a reach - more than 1.5 milliom students, teachers and parents - sponsors will have a guaranteed multitude of people consuming their brands and passion. This is an opportunity for sponsors to showcase and build their brands, selling them from grassroots level. An alignment between the sponsor and soccer will be created as the association alone will enhance the sponsor's brand amongst the target market. The sponsorship package needed to make this event a success is a total of $US 300,000.00. This amount will enable us to successfully and professionally organise the event, yielding results that will benefit both the sponsor and the NASH. The $US 300,000.00 is packaged into four tiers: Platinum $US 100,000, Gold $US 60,000, Silver $US 25,000 and Bronze $US 10,000. This will enable each sponsor to be differentiated and benefits will accrue accordingly. We hope that sponsors will take this opportunity to create a sporting activity that is loved and enjoyed by all as it instils passion and evokes emotions". Contact: Charles Chirapula. Address: Y126 Mezzanine Floor, Zimbabwe National Sports Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe. Tel.: +26342907493. E-mail:
charles@gemazo.co.zw
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Ongoing
AFE/PL006
LREC CONFERENCE
LREC is a Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, biennially organised by ELRA, with the support of institutions and organisations involved in HLT since 1998. LREC is organised by ELRA, the European Language Resources Association, with the collaboration of major international institutions and organisations. It brings together a large number of academic and industrial players who are active in the fields of Research and Development in HLT and in HLT evaluation. Various sponsorship packages are offered and a sponsorship brochure is available for download. Full details are available on the website. E-mail: mazo@elda.org.
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Description/contact info.
Expires
AFE/001 ALOE ACADEMY
Aloe Academy is a school based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. "I decided to open the school for Grade R in 2010 and grow by a grade each year. The majority of our children are from the township nearby. Their parents are unemployed or earning wages which dictate that their children should attend their local school which is overcrowded and badly equipped. Those who can afford private school have to travel about 30km to, and 30km from, school in transport, often using bakkies (vans) which are packed. In SA most non-English parents want their children to learn in English as there are more after-school opportunities for those who are able to speak English. My dream and aim is to provide good, sound education to those who otherwise would be stuck in the system and probably end up in the same situation as their parents (every child deservs a chance at a bright future). At the moment I have twenty registered pupils in Grade R. We will never take more than twenty in a class; we may open more than one class per grade. We are using the Cambrige University curriculum, as it is the best and most adaptable to our situation. We are looking for sponsorship in the form of money to purchase land and build a school building. It will cost about £200,000. We would also gladly accept donations of books, furniture, etc.". Contact: Mrs Laura Ferreira, Principal. Address: 12 Hannah Road, Bluewater Bay, Port Elizabeth, South Africa 6210. Tel.: 0414660552. Fax: 0414660552. E-mail: sunshinecorner@webmail.co.za.

 

Ongoing
AFE/002 DANCESPORT KENYA EDUCATION
Africa has a vibrant heritage of dance and rhythm, but has had little opportunity to benefit from high class training. DanceSport Kenya (DSK) aims to develop that opportunity and make it available to talented Kenyans at all levels of society. DSK is headed by a highly qualified former champion competition dancer, Norbert Schmidt DTV, who has been training and sponsoring training in the fifteen different Latin, Ballroom and Salon dances for many years in Kenya. He was Dance Director for the Nairobi Festival of the Arts that brought dance throughout Kenya from urban centres to slums. DSK ran the Kenya National Salsa Championships and sent the winners to compete successfully in the International Dance Organisation Championships in Turkey. In 2010 DSK held Kenya Dance Week to celebrate World Dance Day, bringing a range of dance opportunities to several schools. Several programmes in poor areas and slums and with HIV/AIDS orphans are looking for ways to bring in dance training to improve quality of life, nurture talent and opportunities and to promote peace in the country. But to expand the chance to dance, more qualified teachers are needed. Several highly talented but low income young Kenyans would like to train to higher levels, in order to perform and compete nationally and internationally, take grade and trainer qualifications and to earn a living from dance training. DSK needs sponsorship for bursaries to enable such dancers to join advanced training and make this programme a reality. "Contribute to sponsoring a dancer for a range of training. Give the chance to bring dance throughout Kenya and to develop it in university and school syllabuses. Be part of this by knowing your dancer individually and following their progress through personal contact, reports, photos and videos". Contact: Dr Kes Smith, General Secretary. Address: PO Box 15024, Langata 00509, Nairobi, Kenya 00509. Tel.: +254 (0) 733731108. E-mails: (1)
AKKesSmith@gmail.com; (2) generalsecretary@dancesportkenya.com.
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Ongoing
AFE/003 EAST COAST COLLEGE
The East Coast College, a centre for BTEC NDs/HNDs as well as an ACCA tution centre, needs well wishers and benevolent sponsors to assist in the creation of a multimedia and book library centre. Based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the College endeavours to bring in world-class learning for both high school students as well as working professionals, and so English language lessons are also taught. East Coast College is enrolling and increasing number of students in various long and short term courses. To make the centre a true centre of learning, these facilities are of profound importance. The college is owned as a proprietorship and currently has classroom seating space for about 50 students in a city centre office building, quite accessible and centrally located. In line with the dictates of UK-based educational partners, East Coast College has continuous professional development training programmes for teachers as well as quality-based learning for students. Contact: Mr Mohamedarif Suleman. Address: 3rd Floor, Red Cross Building, Morogoro Road PO Box 1702, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Tel.: 255784276750. Fax: 255222126069. E-mail: director@eastcoastcollege.org
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Ongoing
AFE/004 GetAHEAD Initiatives
GetAHEAD Initiatives is a registered firm, operating in Uganda. It was founded in 2006 and registered formally in 2007. It was founded on the principle of taking young people ahead of their time, by giving them information, sensitising them, organising exchange programmes, organising for job-shadowing and internship programmes, career visits, training and other service provisions, like counselling, to enable them take and make good decisions in life. The key entry point has been education, with the focus on defining what that education young people spend their quarter life period in, is meant for. The puzzle is, 'education for what?' GetAHEAD Career Education Initiative helps to explain this.     Career Education Project   This project is designed to focus on stakeholders' concerns about the gaps that have existed between education and world of work in Uganda. The GetAHEAD Career Education Initiatives will thus focus on core areas that support learning, social interactions and good communication for the young generation. The programme also aims at empowering students in secondary schools, colleges, universities and other tertiary institutions, in understanding the linkage between education and work life. It defines the career purpose of education to students at an early stage of their career development. The programme will also empower particularly the young people with vital information about education and careers, which are relevant to enable young people in schools, colleges and universities to take concrete decisions and make the most out of their education programmes. This programme will be implemented within a broader strategy of Career Education, Guidance and Counselling, Peace Building, and Psychosocial Support Initiatives under the Acclaimed Psychosocial Health, Education and Development Initiatives (GetAHEAD Initiatives). Contact: Opiro Wirefred George. Address: P.O. Box, 186, Seeta-Mukono, Uganda, E.A.. Tel.: 256-772-977100. E-mail: getaheadinitiatives@yahoo.co.uk.

 

Ongoing
AFE/005 IT SKILLS 4 RURAL KENYA
Brighton Youths Volunteer Project supports a Brighton based charity, IT skills 4 Rural Kenya, which supplies recycled computers to villages in Kenya and recruits volunteers to go to the African country to teach IT skills there. This September a group of fifteen youths in the project will be going to Kenya as part of the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council programme, which encourages youths from England to undertake exchange visits with their counterparts from poor countries. "We are at an advanced stage of planning an exchange with a group of young people from a community in Kibugat village in Kenya. As a Volunteer for the Brighton Youths Volunteer Project, I have recently benefited from training in Web Design, Communication Skills, Events Organising and Management and Film Production. I will be taking these skills with me to the village where I am hoping to share them out with my peers from Kibugat while there. We are working hard to involve and sensitise our local community in Brighton and Hove in the valuable exercise and importance of international youth relations. The exchange we are embarking on will give young people like me and the community as a whole an opportunity to establish sustainable links with a developing community in Africa. We are looking for companies to sponsor us, to help build the African Keys Installation for the 2010 Brighton Fringe Festival. More information is available on request". Contact: Edward JK Kibosek, Director. Address: Flat 28, Grove Court, 37-39 The Drive, Hove BN3 3JG. Tel.: 01566 782107. Fax: 01566 782127. E-mail:
info@itskills4ruralkenya.org.
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Ongoing
AFE/006 THE MALAWI EDUCATION TRUST (MATEMA COLLEGE)
The objectives of the Matema Educational Trust are 1. To improve the quality of human resources in Malawi by      identifying 'beacon projects' where facilities can be established for vocational education by financing colleges, classrooms and equipment      providing vocational courses so that people can gain the necessary skills, either to enhance their employment prospects or, and preferably, so that they can start their own enterprises      providing the opportunity for school-leavers to improve their communication skills (literacy, numeracy, computing) so that they can upgrade their leaving certificate and thereby gain employment; and 2. To indirectly contribute to the development process in Malawi by      supporting the nation's struggle in poverty alleviation by breaking the poverty cycle and initiating a grass roots model      promoting sustainability in the economy by introducing concepts and practices of energy and appropriate technology. The first project is to establish Matema College near Karonga in the northern region of Malawi. Sponsorship funds would help build the first classroom block. Much of Malawi's population is in distress through periodic crop failure during drought, HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB - and one of the world's highest population growth rates. After universal free primary education was introduced, enrolment leapt and primary schools have a pupil:staff ratio of 62:1, resulting in a considerable decline in quality. Entry to secondary education is highly selective, just 140,000 pupils gaining places in essentially fee paying schools, where theoretically the pupil/staff ratio is 36:1, but in reality is much higher. More vocational education is essential to empower people with the skills to start their own small business ventures. As the country is burdened with considerable national debt - unlikely to be relieved in the immediate future - and heavily dependent upon outside aid, it's extremely important to support the Malawi Government's intervention into vocational education. Contact: John Weeks. Address: 21 Oakhurst Avenue, Barnet, Hertfordshire EN4 8DL, England, UK.

 

Ongoing
AFE/007 RHODES UNIVERSITY
Old Rhodians are to be found in leading positions, in many different fields of endeavour, all around the globe. Rhodes University has earned a worldwide reputation for the high quality of its education and all Rhodes degrees are internationally recognised. In fact, Rhodes has produced a disproportionate number of international scholarship winners. South African companies already provide numerous bursaries and scholarships for disadvantaged students at Rhodes, but still many with the required academic potential are turned away each year. The University's Development Section operates as the interface of the donor community and the funding requirements of the University. Its focus is to source funding for Rhodes’ priority funding needs. In addition, it assists academic departments to develop their own fundraising proposals and to identify donor partners. Contact (UK appeal): UK Liaison Office, 78 Brenda Gautrey Way, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire CB4 8XW. Tel./fax: 01223 764 239. Contact (South Africa): The Registrar. Address: Rhodes University, PO Box 94, Grahamstown, 6140, South Africa. Tel.: (046) 603 8111. Fax: (046) 622 5049. International: 27 46 (+ number). E-mail: registrar@ru.ac.za.
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AFE/008 UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA
Partnership opportunities (eg named scholarships) are available at the University of Botswana. There are various ways by which sponsors can partner the University of Botswana in its pursuit of academic excellence. Whatever the sponsor's interests, their goodwill can be accommodated by entering into a partnership for excellence with the University of Botswana in learning and research. Sponsors should contact the UB Foundation to discuss how they can make a difference today for the University and for the people of Botswana tomorrow. Contact: Fundraising Department. Address: University of Botswana, Private Bag UB 0022, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel.: +27-21-6504143. Fax: +267 319-0200. E-mail: fundraising@mopipi.ub.bw.
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Ongoing
AFE/009 UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
The recent history of the University of Cape Town (UCT) has been characterised by a deliberate, planned process of internal transformation, to meet South Africa's new challenges in higher education. Through a planned and focused approach, assisted by the Relations and Fundraising team, realistic fundraising goals have become attainable and the funding development capacity of the faculties has been enhanced through partnerships. Strategic partnerships are the primary focus of the relationships UCT seeks with its project supporters. This includes building relationships with corporations. Corporate partnerships are critical to the university's output of appropriate and relevant research and curriculum content. Contact: Department of Communication & Development. Address: University of Cape Town, Private Bag, Rondebosch 7701. Tel. (fundraising): +27 21 6504143. E-mail: info@bremner.uct.ac.za.
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