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The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022
This year, the Mwezi Foundation is taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge! The challenge lasts for one week, beginning on 30th November (or ‘Giving Tuesday’) and concluding on the 6th December. During this time, donations made to Mwezi through the Big Give’s website will be doubled using matched funding. Every £1 donation becomes […]
Introducing the Mwezi Foundation Scholars 2022!
The notion that every child deserves to have their talent and hard work rewarded is a principle on which the Mwezi Foundation was founded. Our solar lights are a hand up, not a handout, because they help students achieve that which they are already capable of and enable them to fulfil their full potential. With […]
Here’s What We’ve Been Up to Over the Last 6 Months
The Mwezi Foundation has been exceptionally busy over the past six months. Here’s an update on everything that we’ve been up to! 1. Our New Solar Light Case In 2021, the coronavirus pandemic disrupted education across the globe. In Kenya, schools were forced to close and pupil attendance was restricted for many months. Term dates […]
Repurposing Plastic: Introducing our New Solar Light Design
Update 2022: We are still hoping to use recycled plastic in the future, but due to overwhelming demand for our lights, we had to speed up the development of the new light case and have invested in a new mould allowing us to produce hundreds of light cases quickly. Our light cases are very durable […]
Sprinting for our Schools: Mwezi tackles the Great North Run!
This September, the Mwezi Foundation will be taking on the Great North Run! Our daring team of five (Alice, Erin, Lucy, Stuart and Claire) will be tackling the half marathon on the 12th in order to raise the funds that we need to donate more solar lights to schoolchildren in Kenya. After nearly two years […]
Success Story: Noel
Noel was Kasidi Primary School’s top student. He was the class’ Chairperson, alongside his friend Happy, who was his Deputy Chairperson. He attended the school for eight years and graduated in 2020 with a KCPE result of 422 out of 500. This is an incredibly impressive score; indeed, the top score in the country was […]
Success Story: Happy
Happy was one of Kasidi Primary School’s most successful students before she graduated in 2020. She has seven brothers and sisters, and there is no electric lighting in her home. When she first started studying at Kasidi, the school had no electric lighting either. However, when the Mwezi Foundation began donating solar lights to the […]
Mwezi solar lights reach even more Kenyan schools!
More Kenyan primary schools are benefitting from access to Mwezi solar lights. From January 2020 to March 2021, we doubled the number of Kenyan schools we support to over 65, fine-tuned our mission and values, written our first strategic plan, and set ourselves an ambitious target to support half the primary schools in Kilifi and […]
1469 Mwezi lights given, 55 schools visited
Dorcas and Julia have been on a whirlwind tour of almost all of our partner schools since mid October, when schools reopened to class 8 – the top primary school year and the one we support. We promised to match one for one any lights they collected in, and to replace any lights that were […]
School’s Out until January 2021
In Kenya schools closed in March and will not reopen until January 2021. The government has decided that everyone will retake a year, although it is not clear what will happen with the youngest class and whether they will delay the start of their schooling, or will create a bulge year. It is very difficult […]
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