The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021
One donation, twice the impact
During the first week of December 2021 we were delighted to take part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest match funding campaign where donations to participating charities are doubled by pledgers – one donation, twice the impact.
We are delighted to report that we have raised an amazing £26,810 through pledges, donations and Gift Aid.
One of our pledges was from a significant international development trust funder, The Coles-Medlock Foundation – positive endorsement of the work of VOICE 4 Girls*, which SLA is supporting.
*VOICE 4 Girls
The Big Give is in support of the work of SLA’s partner VOICE 4 Girls. VOICE 4 Girls have modified their inspirational programmes for online delivery using mobile phones to girls and boys at home. Girls will learn about their bodies and their rights, how to recognise, prevent and report abuse, and how to resist child marriage and labour. Boys will learn empathy and respect for girls and women, critical for long lasting societal change. Both will learn negotiation skills enabling them to negotiate for their rights, particularly a return to education. The pandemic means that these young people at great risk of dropping out of education permanently. We know that staying in education is the proven route out of poverty.