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Raising The Zanzi-bar

Joining hands to expand primary education for the children of Zanzibar

Fathers And Kids Camping is partnering with CR HOPE Foundation to make a positive impact on the lives of children in Kizimkazi, Zanzibar.

Challenge

Around 140,000 children in Zanzibar between the ages of 4 and 15 are out of school. Poverty, lower educational attainment of the household head and living in a rural areas are all factors associated with a higher likelihood of 4-15 year olds being out of school.

 

Solution

Fathers And Kids Camping has partnered with CR HOPE Foundation to expand their existing school, Seeds of Hope, and to double its capacity. This partnership, entitled Impact Zanzibar will be rolled out in 4 phases:

  • Laying the concrete foundation for 5 additional classrooms
  • Building the 5 classrooms along with wash basins and boys/girls bathrooms
  • Building a world-class playground for all the kids
  • Installing a rooftop solar PV system to power the school

The budget for these 4 phases is $100,000. This represents the most ambitious undertaking in the 11-year history of Fathers And Kids Camping. But as we have shown in the past, we always find a way to reach our goal.

We are grateful to all those who can help us cover the costs of the construction and playground materials so that our Impact Zanzibar team can then carry out the works on the ground with the help of a local contractor during 11-15 May, 2021.

You can support this project via our dedicated Global Giving portal: https://www.globalgiving.org/fundraisers/ImpactZanzibar

The recommended contribution sizes are: $100, $250, $500 or $1,000.

 

Impact Zanzibar represents the fifth philanthropic endeavor of Fathers And Kids Camping in the past five years. Our other accomplishments include:

  • Building 4 classrooms and a solar-powered computer lab for an orphanage in Zambia in partnership with Mothers Without Borders which has allowed 100 children to gain access to primary education.
  • Building 3 solar-powered water stations in 3 villages in Kenya in partnership with Project Maji which is today providing clean drinking water to 5,000 villagers and school children.
  • Delivering 30,000 warm meals to blue collar workers in Dubai who lost their jobs due to COVID19 in partnership with Classic Catering, UAE Food Bank and 300 students from across Dubai.
  • Preparing, packaging and serving 5,000 meal boxes to low-wage workers in Dubai Industrial Park during Ramadan, in collaboration with Classic Catering.

These achievements were made possible thanks to the time, effort and funds provided by our members.

We have also been very fortunate to draw on the support of corporate partners such as: LinklatersKGSHoulihan LokeyHPS WorldwideInternational SOSEmiratesKIDDO and SEW Uniforms.

If your company is interested in getting involved with Impact Zanzibar please email us.

This project is an excellent opportunity for us to demonstrate to our children the importance of sharing and the impact we can have in the world by pushing beyond our comfort zone.

“Be the change you want to see in the world”

MAHATMA GANDHI

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