The Zuri Foundation was started in March 2011 by Helen, Kathleen and Jeffs. Inspired by the many young people they have worked with in the slums in and around Nairobi they started fundraising to help young people in Kenya acheive their full potential and break the cycle of poverty they are born into through education and employment.
Our aims and objectives:
- Poverty alleviation and economic empowerment in Kenya and Uganda
- To make a positive and long term impact on the lives of some of East Africa's poorest people
- To promote the
engagement of young people from disadvantaged back grounds or communities into
- To assist small
craft producer groups to maximise their workshop potential and profits which in turn
creates more employment for youths
- To enable individual young people to gain access to education in Kenya; pre-school, primary and secondary
We will acheive our goals by working in partnership with local NGOs, charities and youth employment workshops within Kenya. This is made possible by the experience and contacts of our trustees, a number of whom work directly with these organisations and have done since 2003. By getting as many people as possible involved in the UK we will build up long term support for projects in Kenya.
Our Charity Registration
We were successfully registered as a small charity in Febuary 2012. We are recognised as a small charity by HM Revenue and Customs which means we will be claiming Gift Aid on all donations received. Our charity number is XT33059.
The board trustees are Helen Scanlan, Jeffs Quignon and Kathleen Scanlan. Jeremy Piercy and Neil Gabriel are not currently trustees but are helping us greatly and will be joining us as trustees at our next board meeting.