Mend the Gap

Mend the Gap

Charity information

Mend the Gap

Mend the Gap is a new innovative Diaspora charity founded by Naftali Mandela Onchere in Avon and Somerset and registered as a charity on 17 August 2011. MtG is operational in UK and in Eastern Africa.

Founded 2008

  • Mission statement

    Mend the Gap (MtG) is a registered charity No. 1143419 and a company limited by guarantee No. 06655366 in England and Wales. MtG was established by members of the East African Diaspora in England from very disadvantaged backgrounds. MtG’s mission is to help individuals and their communities to mend the gap between cultures, religions, generations and people of different wealth for the benefit of current and future generations. We will achieve this by making links and creating bridges between these different groups, communities and individuals. We implement projects both in the UK and in Eastern Africa. Our core activities and charitable objects are to:
    1. Prevent and relief poverty both in the UK and Overseas by implementing a variety of projects to eradicate poverty, relief the suffering of vulnerable communities facing financial hardship or excluded from opportunities including the goods and services necessary to lead a decent life in modern society, and initiate or strengthen financial independence.
    2. Advance education both in the UK and overseas by implementing a variety of projects to advance education through structured educational projects and processes of educational merit that include mass-awareness activities and programmes, exchange visits, face-to-face training and visits, the use of interactive information technology and the provision of facilities that will enable learning and the advancement of knowledge.
    3. Any other charitable purpose for public benefit

  • Aims

    Mend the Gap aims to:

    • Advance education both in the UK and overseas by implementing a variety of projects to advance education through structured educational projects and processes of educational merit
    • Undertake such other charitable purposes for the public benefit as are exclusively charitable according to the laws of England and Wales as the trustees may from time to time determine.
    • Prevent and relief poverty both in the UK and Overseas by implementing a variety of projects to eradicate poverty, relief the suffering of vulnerable communities facing financial hardship or excluded
  • Overview

    Established: July 2008

    Registered Charity Number: 1143419

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 6

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 18

    Phone number: 01934853545

    Address: Mend the Gap 9 Turnpike Close Churchill Winscombe Avon BS25 5NZ

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