June 28th 2011
At Instant we’re proud to be able to support the 1moreChild charity, which helps and empowers vulnerable children in Uganda through games, education and mentoring.
Instant’s founder and CEO, Rob Hamilton, recently visited Uganda to meet some of the children and see for himself where our money is going and its immediate impact.
Rob says: “When we met Harry and Hen Ferdinando who set up 1moreChild we were captivated by what they are doing and the success they have had and wanted to get Instant involved. We now have over 60% of our colleagues helping to fund 1moreChild. At a charity event we recently even won the chance to name a local Uganda football stadium!”
Harry and Hen run a home and a youth centre for street children in Uganda. The charity works to give these kids confidence and real hope for a better life. Many of these children have traumatic backgrounds, and it’s through counselling, social care and mentoring that they build real, non-abusive and trusting relationships with adults and each other, learning vocational skills and basic maths and English, and fair play through football!
Rob says: “Most of our Instant colleagues now give a monthly amount from their salary through Give As You Earn and the company matches the donations pound for pound. As a result we have now taken 30 children out of the slums and we would love to encourage some of you to do the same. It's amazing how enthusiastic and engaged the business is about the project - it really binds us together, we’re focused on doing something good and giving back.” We would like to ask if you would like to join us and help change these children’s lives. If you are interested please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One more Child - a few more facts:
- No admin costs: 100% of the money donated goes directly to helping children
- It’s a small charity. You know the children you are supporting and can watch them develop
- A small monthly donation of £15 is enough to take the child out of the slum and educate them
Boys from 1moreChild wearing t-shirts from the 1moreCycle event