Project information

Christmas Gifts Campaign

Every year we send out a Christmas Gift catalogue to our supporters so that they can choose presents from their loved ones to give to the children of Guatemala.

These gifts will transform their lives and give them a positive start to the new year.

October 2011 - February 2012

Charity information: Education for the Children Foundation

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  • Need

    Need

    Our children struggle for even the bare necessities in life and would often go without food and medicine if it wasn't for the life lines that our supporters provide them with.

    This Christmas we want to ensure that these desperately poor children have everything they need for a promising start to the new year.

    Solution

    We enable our supporters to choose presents for their loved ones at home in the form of donations that buy our children vital gifts from family food hampers to sticking plasters and medical supplies, text books and learning materials for every child for the new school year and extra support for our most vulnerable families.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To make sure no child or family goes hungry this Christmas

    Activities

    » Giving gifts i.e., family food hampers for during the festive season and enough nutritious food for a every child in our school for the start of 2012

    Success will be giving every family a food hamper that needs one and ensuring that our school kitchen is well stocked with enough food for every child for the start of 2012


    Aim 2

    To ensure that our children are fit and healthy and strong enough to come back to school in 2012

    Activities

    » Giving gifts from toothpaste and brushes to sticking plasters and medical supplies to ensure the kids are fit and healthy for the new school year

    Success will be 525 happy and healthy children who are in a good position to take advantage of the education that is being provided for them


    Aim 3

    To ensure the kids have everything they need for a positive start to the new year

    Activities

    » Give gifts like text books for the new school year and covering the cost of bus fares so that children can get to and from school safely

    Success will be a bodega full of school supplies and learning materials and seeing the huge smiles on the children's faces when they're given their new school books for the year


  • Impact

    Impact

    By taking care of these basic needs we can ensure that the children are in the best possible position, in terms of health and welfare, to full advantage of the education that is being provided for them.

    It is this additional social support that will enable them to learn and get a good education and with education, all things are possible.

    We believe that in supporting these children and their families we give them the tools they need to lift themselves out of poverty forever.

    Risk

    There are no risks involved except for a possible fluctuation in the exchange rate and rising food costs but we would try to cushion this with our core funds.

    We personally give each child or family their gifts so we know exactly how the money is used and how big a difference it makes.

    Reporting

    With photos and thank you letters from the children

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £14,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £7,000 Food items Family food hampers at christmas & enough food to fill our school kitchen for the 1st month of 2012
      £1,750 Health Care The cost of providing health care to every child for the 1st month of 2012
      £1,750 Supporting Vulnerable Children The monthly cost of supporting our most vulnerable children & families
      £2,800 Learning Materials The cost of supplying every child and every classroom with the learning materials they need
      £700 Bus fares So that our students whol live hours away can still get to school and home again safely
  • Background

    Location

    Our project is based in Guatemala, Central America. The area is surrounded by volcanoes (some of which are active) and lush jungle. Our school is in Jocotenango about ten miles from Antigua. Most of the families we support live on the steep hillside of Vista Hermosa which is prone to mudslides in the rainy season and can be very dangerous. Our families live in make-shift corrugated iron houses some with mud floors - some of which we have had to rebuild.

    Beneficiaries

    500 children and approximately 800 families

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Because we've been supporting children in this area for eight years and have developed a trusting relationship with their families.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Amy Holly

    Amy has been committed to these children and their families for four years now and will personally ensure that every child is given what they need.

Families with their Xmas Food Hampers

Families with their Xmas Food Hampers

£15

Buys a food hamper for a deserving family