WOOO HOOOO!! We have raised £6500 for AIMSSEC so far!!!!!! :o)
AIMSSEC – Empowering Disadvantaged African Children to Rise Up from Poverty through Sustainable Education.
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Schools Enrichment Programme (AIMSSEC) founded in 2003, is a not-for-profit organisation empowering teachers to make an important difference to the educational opportunities of many thousands of South African children, and also to train other teachers. Experts from universities across the world, work as unpaid volunteers, with the African staff, to give professional development courses for mathematics teachers, subject advisers and field trainers working in disadvantaged rural and township communities, improving their subject knowledge and teaching skills and providing resources. AIMSSEC’s work extends to other African countries and continues to grow and expand in the interest of sustainable improvement of education in Africa.
Rise Up for Africa will raise funds for bursaries for some of the many hundreds of teachers in disadvantaged communities that are keen to attend the courses, yet have no funding to do so. We have raised enough funds for 20 teachers to attend the courses so far and our objective is that the Rise Up for Africa Fundraising will enable another 20 teachers to attend by raising £10,000. We will continue creating activities until Africa no longer needs our support.
There are three ways to donate:
From anywhere in the world:
Are you a UK tax payer? You can give more to AIMSSEC through the Big Give
Do you shop online AND are you in the UK? You can give to AIMSSEC Free!
At no cost to you thousands of online sites will give a few pennies to AIMSSEC every time you shop.
Our first benefit concert was on September 27th 2014 with the wonderful Adventist Vocal Ensemble.
Rise Up for Africa, was an inspiring evening where we were treated to the wonderful voices of the Adventist Vocal Ensemble, led by the fabulous Ken Burton.
Ken and the Adventist Vocal Ensemble perform for the BBC periodically and were chosen by Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin as one of her Desert Island Discs (BBC iPlayer http://bit.ly/RiseUpRoseDID ). Reverend Rose kindly agreed to host the benefit concert at All Saints Haggerston Church and we were delighted that she attended the concert in person. Reverend Rose is Speaker’s chaplain to the House of Commons, priest vicar at Westminster Abbey and chaplain to the Queen.
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