ChallengeAid promotes health and fitness throughout the UK by motivating schools, universities, corporate groups and individuals to undertake physical Challenges.
Through the money raised by sponsorship ChallengeAid focuses on Schools of Hope in some of Africa’s most impoverished slums. This unique concept is both an alternative and complementary type of education which which allows many children who are unable to attend school during the day to be able to continue their studies.
Our work is to encourage people in the UK and especially young people to engage in healthy sponsored activities, which gives them the satisfaction of knowing that through our exercise and endeavour, fundraising can make a real difference to the lives of others less fortunate. Our pledge is that none of the money raised from sponsored activity is used for administrative purposes.
Students aged between 9 and 18, most of whom live in single roomed shacks without lighting come together in a School of Hope to study from 6-8pm, five days a week. A School of Hope (SoH) is an after-school study club facility, which are situated in the heart of an informal settlement. The local community provides the space which the SoH occupies, they must have a toilet facility and a water point or access to water.
ChallengeAid funding supports the provision of primary and secondary text books, desks and chairs, secure library space and electric lighting. The Schools of Hope provide a safe and structured study environment with additional benefits for its students of regular life skills lectures on topics such as substance abuse and HIV/AIDS awareness. After the study time there are also music and drama sessions, and at weekends there are often sports matches against other Schools of Hope in a variety of sports.
ChallengeAid aims to:
- The aim of ChallengeAid is to take children who live in the slums of Kenya and Tanzania out of poverty through education.
Established: October 2005
Registered Charity Number: 1109055
Board members: 6
Full time staff: 2
Part time staff: 2
Phone number: 01550 - 721122
Address: 1 Kings RoadLlandoveryCarmarthenshire SA20 0AWView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website