We are incredibly grateful for the people who generously give their time and energy to raise funds for Mukwashi by organising special events and activities.
Here are some examples of their activities. We hope they will inspire you to organise your own special event.
Last year, a maths teacher at a 6th Form College in East Sussex, UK, arranged a sponsored hair cut hoping to pay for two free places at Mukwashi. Instead, he raised over £1,200 – enough for five free places.
This January, a mum in Milton Keynes, UK, organised a collection of new and used spectacles at her local secondary school. Through this, 50 pairs of glasses have been delivered to Mukwashi to help children and staff who have been struggling to read books and the chalk-board.
This February, teachers at the American International School, Vienna, Austria, organised a used books’ sale which raised €1,100. In the last few years, their activities have raised over €6,000 for Mukwashi.
Each autumn, several schools around the world remember Mukwashi and raise funds for different improvement projects.
For example, a school in Birmingham, UK, gave Mukwashi £500 from its non uniform day, and a small local school in Singapore raised $500 for the bus project at its annual carol service.
Each November, students at East Ridge Middle School, Connecticut, US, hold an apple pie sale for Mukwashi. Last year, they raised $4,700 just by selling pies! Over the past few years, they’ve raised $25,000 through their fundraising activities.
Throughout last autumn, a ‘volunteering mum’ at a school in Luxembourg was busy making a wide range of crafts to sell for Mukwashi at her school’s 2022 Christmas Fair. She raised over €200 for the bus project by selling the items she had made.
She’s also part of a small group of parents and staff at this Luxembourg school who celebrate each others’ birthdays by giving gifts to Mukwashi. In 2022, their birthday gifts came to over €1,500 and helped complete the toilet & water project. This year, they have already contributed €400 towards a new laptop for the school office.