How you can help
You can support Etatu in a variety of ways, listed below. Our sincere thanks goes to everyone who is in involved in Etatu’s work.
Make a secure one-off or regular donation through the ‘Donate’ button on this website. A regular donation is especially valuable as it helps us to plan ahead more confidently and to meet our commitments in Msambweni.
Paypal Giving Fund
It is easy to give through Paypal:
Simply text ‘4Etatu’ followed by the amount you want to give…
If you prefer the post, please send a cheque made out to ‘Etatu’ to: 5 Dod Lane, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8BZ, UK
Become a Corporate Supporter or Partner
Etatu is keen to create partnerships with companies and their staff, to involve them in all that is going on in Msambweni. Getting to know a particular community and the people within it is a valuable, rewarding and morale building endeavour.
We would be delighted to support staff fundraising efforts or build a relationship with a corporate partner. Gifts in kind, the offer of a meeting space, doing some printing for us, providing goods at a discount are examples of the kind of support which make it possible for a small charity like Etatu to do the work we do.
If you know of any company which may be interested in supporting Msambweni or are in a position to promote Etatu within your company, please contact us.
Run an Event; Get Active or Creative; Volunteer
It would be wonderful if you could run a quiz night, coffee morning, sponsored event, Facebook birthday fundraiser, or imaginative or unusual fundraising activity. If there is any way in which we can help you do this, please get in touch.
We welcome volunteers to help with a variety of administrative, organisational and computer-related tasks. Please contact us if you are interested. We would be delighted to hear from you.
Sebastian, our first visitor in 2013, coached football, taught English and organised a whole-school event around World Environment Day; Grace, a student on a football scholarship in the US, majoring in film studies, coached the Kingwede Girls football team for a month and made a film. Watch film
Alex, a member of Vantola, taught English and put together a proposal for treating jiggers which now forms the basis of our school-based jigger clinic.
Virginia, Olli and Amy performed a variety of ostensibly dull but important administrative tasks, worked closely with the Etatu team in Msambweni and organised after-school and craft activities at MPS.
Susie’s family introduced papier mache and other craft activities to MOP and Briony, Coco and Connie have enjoyed time there; Sarah gave workshops on oral hygiene, checked teeth, visited the hospital dental clinic and gave out hundreds of toothbrushes.
Rupert made the film which features on Etatu’s Home Page; Claire organised and facilitated workshops on SEN at MPS and spent time sharing her expertise at Milalani Special School.
Joss has twice visited Msambweni and taken a host of fantastic photographs for Etatu to use. If you would like to visit and have something to offer, we will try our best to organise a programme which benefits everyone.
In the last six years, Etatu has benefited from the visits of sixth formers from Millfield and Hereford Cathedral School in the UK. Accompanied by their teachers, the pupils spend a week in schools and clinics, run a sports day, play a football match, visit MOP and have a Swahili lesson. The trip includes a visit to Tsavo National Park, snorkelling on the reef and one or more overnight stays in the village. If this sounds like something you would like your school – or any group – to be involved in, please get in touch. .
Finally, please stay in touch or follow us. Your interest and support are invaluable and everyone at Etatu is grateful.
How your donation can help
£2 gives a child who is orphaned a wholesome MOP meal as well as laundry powder for a month.
£8 provides a child and their family with a solar light. This can be used for homework as well as a variety of domestic tasks. A solar light saves money otherwise spent on kerosene, which both contributes to asthma and respiratory problems and poses a fire risk when used in lamps.
£30 buys the set books for Kiswahili and English which each child studies for their final leaving exams at the end of secondary school.
£60 supplies a child with everything they need for primary school for a year.
£200 provides all the girls we sponsor and all the girls at MOP with the sanitary products they need each year.
£420 enables a girl to receive secondary education at boarding school for one year.
Our sincere thanks goes to everyone who funds Etatu’s work. There are many charities working in Africa and in education and we realise that you may already support charities that are particularly close to your heart and may have little ‘left over’.
Any gift to Etatu is valuable however. It is appreciated by all those in Msambweni who are boosted by your interest and your help. A little goes a long way and can make a lifetime’s difference.