If you haven’t heard already, 2020 is a big year for Puckator, we are celebrating our 30th anniversary and we have created the 30 for 30 Charity Challenge! As a company, we have always wanted to make a difference and this year we want to go further than ever by supporting and sponsoring 30 good causes and organisations around the world.
Cyclone Idai made landfall on the evening of 14th March 2019 sweeping through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Idai became one of the worst tropical cyclones ever recorded in Africa. Save the Children were one of the first in after the cyclone hit and have been working with communities, delivering emergency relief to children and families ever since.
Our first 30 for 30 charity challenge is donating £2500 to Save the Children so they can continue to help the people of Mozambique who have suffered the consequences of this natural disaster and give them the opportunity of a future and a better life.
What are they doing in Mozambique?
Our donation to Save the Children will go towards a project to help 11 schools and get the children back into those schools as quickly as possible.
1.The new beginning
The first step will be to rebuild and resource the 11 schools to ensure that over 6,000 children can return to school with the best teachers and the best learning opportunities. In this case, highlighting the fact that improving learning opportunities for girls in Mozambique will also be one of the main objectives of this project.
2. Bringing classrooms to life
After the first repairs, it will be time to turn the classrooms into a welcoming place again. New furniture, blackboards and all the necessary teaching materials will be provided.
3. Adapted infrastructures to real needs
After the cyclone, access to drinking water and electricity is currently limited. Thanks to Save the Children and donations like the one from Puckator, this will change. With this project, schools will comply with standard latrine facilities, provide access to running water with new wells and a new system of solar panels will be provided.
4. Turning the school into more than just a building
Unfortunately, rebuilding schools is not enough to erase all that they have suffered. To help them deal with the emotional impact, Save the Children will train teachers in basic psychosocial support and in developing the capacity of schools to respond in the event of future disasters.
The children from Mozambique have lost more than they should. There are so many things in this world that are out of our control, but we have the chance to do our bit helping those who need it most. To find out about Save the Children and the work they are doing in Mozambique visit their website.
Save the Children is just the first of our 30 for 30 challenges. Keep up to date on our website, blog and social media to see what we are doing next and find out ways you can make a difference too.