The Big Give 2019 – For every £1 donated we’ll receive £2: midday Tuesday 3rd December – Tuesday 10th December
Help young people in Zambia and double your donation! One donation, twice the impact.
UPDATE: We have reached our target as of the morning of Tuesday, 10th December! A big thank you to everyone who supported us
Workaid is participating in the Big Give campaign again this year raising money for Youth Resource Centres in Zambia. At the YRC’s young people from difficult backgrounds learn a variety of trades. Around 90% of those graduating from the YRCs go on to meaningful employment or self-employment – a much better ratio than for the rest of their cohort.
If we can reach our Big Give target then we will be able to send two containers with 20 tonnes of refurbished tools and equipment which will change the lives of 1,500 people, like Emmanuel and Harrison!
To send the two containers we need to raise a total of £10,000 during the giving period of midday on Tues 3rd December to midday on 12pm Tues 10th December. Every £1 we raise during that period will be matched thanks in large part to the generosity of the Coles-Medlock Foundation, who are again supporting us.
This means that for every £1 you can donate, Workaid will receive £2!
For donations to be matched they have to be made online and they have to be made in the specified period.
We have previously visited the YRC in Lusaka and know from experience that they have a really effective model. Maurice graduated from there and now has a small successful tailoring business.
Meet Harrison Hara who received tools from container “Henry VI’s Toolkit” on 23rd July 2019. Harrison graduated from the Lusaka Youth Resource Centre earlier this year and has established Harecious Craft and fabrication. He received a set of carpentry and metalworking tools from Workaid.
Harrison says: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank and appreciate Lusaka Youth Resource Centre for great help I have been given – if it wasn’t for the centre I wouldn’t have come this far. Thanks to the LYRC I have been able to add to my metalworking skills as I learnt a lot of creative things there such as craftwork, and also business management. I am now connected to lots more clients and due to their demands, I have managed to employ two workers whom I taught what I learnt from Lusaka Youth Resource Centre.
Not forgetting Workaid for the great support. I want to let you know that whatever resources you’re putting in they are being put to a right use and a right people! The consignment from the Workaid has helped me so much.”
Thank you for your generosity. Your help will double the impact and change twice the number of lives.