Intouch Global Foundation
What does Intouch Global Foundation do?
Intouch Global Foundation provides tailored guidance and financial support to selected organisations, projects and charities. The charities that the Foundation supports all work towards reaching various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); 17 global goals to ‘end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.’ This aim made the Foundation a perfect fit for our Solar Homework Club project as this contributes towards the following four SDGs: Goal 1 – no poverty, goal 4 – quality education, goal 7 – affordable and clean energy and goal 8 – decent work and economic growth.
What Book Aid International projects does the Foundation support?
With generous funding from the Intouch Global Foundation, Book Aid International and Windle International Kenya, are implementing the Solar Homework Club project in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. The project aims to support learning by providing students and teachers with access to high quality, new books and solar lamps so that they can study early in the morning or in the evenings. As the majority of homes in Kakuma do not have electricity, the lamps enable the students to complete homework and study for longer. Teachers are also using the lamps to prepare for lessons in the evening.
“I was not performing well. In my family I’m the eldest and my family is in Sudan. This affected my performance. I wanted to go to a boarding school but did not manage. Through the books and teachers I’ve improved. I am now confident and ready for exams. I now have target to move from number 22 in my class to top 2.”
– Student at Green Light Secondary School, Kakuma Refugee Camp.
You can find out more about the Intouch Global Foundation here.