Our official charity for 5 years running is The Thunder Foundation.
Thunder is a very small, family-run British charity founded in 2012, working every day to give young children the start in life that they deserve. The charity provides education, housing, food, healthcare, medication, sanitation and support to children living in Kawangware, Nairobi - one of Africa's largest slums. With over 800,000 people living in Kawangware and 60% being children, it is one of the most populated slums in Nairobi.
Here are some of the many projects that the Foundation has been involved in to support these children and their families:
- Formed a football academy of approximately 120 children. The children are given daily football practice - an opportunity for time off the streets and free evening meals.
- A sponsorship programme. So far, 23 of the children (in the photo above) are individually sponsored by people living in the UK. This contributes to all aspects of the child's, and their family's welfare.
- Regular food parcels are organised and shipped directly from UK supporters.
- Collaborations with local businesses to provide free resources to the children, for example, wheelchairs for physically impaired students.
We are very proud to be supporting The Thunder Foundation and our aim for this year, along with our students and partners, is to help them in all their missions and future plans.
To find out more about The Thunder Foundation, please visit www.thethunderfoundation.org and www.facebook.com/TheThunderFoundation.
To donate, please visit The Thunder Foundation donation page.
Learn about Corporate Social Responsibility at WSE here.