Ace Africa and Egmont Trust’s relationship dates back to 2008. We are delighted that they are one of our longest standing supporters. Since this partnership began Egmont Trust has made grants totally £366,020 to support our programmes in Kenya and Tanzania.
You can read more here about the wider work of Egmont Trust including their support of Ace Africa in their Annual Review 2015 (pages 20 & 21). Highlighted in this special report is more about Egmont’s support of vulnerable school children in rural Arusha District. The project has been supporting 40 schools to ensure children are well fed and healthy enough to go to school. Ace has been providing training in the establishment of Ace Child-to-Child Clubs. These clubs are an avenue where children can openly discuss their feelings and concerns and gain support from peers who share similar experiences. Children also receive the tools, equipment and training to establish a flourishing kitchen garden to ensure a nutritious meal a day in school.
If you turn to page 12 of the Annual Review you may recognise the photograph of the young boy sitting in his classroom – Marvin. Egmont Trust met Marvin back in 2010 when he was 12 years old. At the time Marvin was living with his grandma and often in ill-health. Ace Africa, with the support of Egmont Trust, stepped in and Marvin was given nutritional support and start attending school regularly. On a recent visit to Kenya, Egmont met with Marvin again and were delighted to find him healthy, happy and almost at the end of his school career. He has a sponsor to support him through his education and is looking forward to a career as an IT technician. You can watch ‘Marvin’s Story’ here.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Egmont Trust for their most valuable support.