We are very grateful to everyone who has enabled us to give solar lights to so many Kenyan schoolchildren already. Thanks to every donation that we have received, we have been able to support over 70 primary schools in Kenya’s Kwale and Kilifi districts. In particular, we would like to thank these partners, who have made all of our work possible:
Mzuri is a marketing, design and digital agency based in Liphook, Hampshire. The similarities between Mzuri and Mwezi are quite uncanny – from the similarity of the company name, brand colours and the fact that both companies have roots in Kenya. Mzuri’s Creative Director and Founder, lived in Kenya until the age of 12. With such strong connections, Mzuri has been delighted to work with Mwezi on a pro-bono basis since 2019, to elevate the Mwezi brand, refresh the website and create a range of marketing materials, to help support the amazing work the charity is doing in Africa.
Bourne Recruitment is a search and selection recruitment company based in the UK but with a focus on Africa.
“Africa is my passion, it’s my vocation and I love it, I’m proud to say. Typically, I’m recruiting for either private equity backed companies with investment companies throughout Africa or its large multinational companies with subsidiaries in Africa. I focus on the manufacturing, FMCG, food and agricultural sectors for senior level positions such as MD’s COO’s CFO’s and General Managers for locals, Ex pats and also diasporas. I’m absolutely delighted to be helping such an incredibly brilliant organisation.” – Andrew Bourne
Quintessa provides technical and strategic consultancy, research and software to facilitate a low carbon energy future. As part of its contributions to the wider community, Quintessa is pleased to make donations to charities and other good causes. Areas of focus for charitable donations include education projects in developing countries, which is why Quintessa feels that the Mwezi Foundation is worth supporting.
Teal Compliance are a team of legal consultants who provide support to law firms on the rules and regulations that they need to follow.
“We asked our whole team to nominate a charity which they’d like to support. […] What an important project, run by volunteers to ensure the maximum benefit is passed on.
I heard once that maybe the person who can cure the incurable is out there, but maybe they don’t have the means to tell the world. Just imagine that! Harnessing solar power can give such important resources to people across the globe, in turn harnessing their talent for the benefit of their families, country and mankind.” – Amy Bell, Chief Executive Officer
Transmedia is a distinctive London-based digital consultancy, focused on delivering excellence in the international market. They provide software training and development services to many of the UK FTSE 100 companies and to governments, the private sector and social enterprises across the world. Transmedia also creates software tools, including in the EdTech sector.
“Our director, Nick Stockbridge, sees an ever-improving education for young people in Africa as key to a better life for all Africans and for this reason is delighted to support the Mwezi Foundation in the great work it does in this area.”
LittleLeaf Organic is a small family business designing exclusively in organic cotton, certified by GOTS and the Soil Association. All their luxury bedding, pyjamas, towels, baby wear and homewares are made to the very highest organic and ethical standards. LittleLeaf has kindly nominated the Mwezi Foundation as its charity until the end of the year, and is donating £1 for every muslin and handkerchief pack they sell. So if you’re looking for a sustainable and eco gift, take a look at their website and support Mwezi at the same time.
Co-founder Lisa Ingram says: “We’re delighted to make Mwezi our current charity partner. This fantastic charity does so much on a practical level to help young people in Africa get the education they deserve, and we particularly love the fact that this is achieved using solar powered lights. LittleLeaf is all about being as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible, and in fact the factory we’re partnered with in India is entirely powered by solar power.”
Funds and Grant-making Trusts
In addition, we are so grateful to all of the grant-making trusts who have supported us. The donations that we have received have allowed us to reach out into more schools and support more schoolchildren, improving more grades and transforming more futures.
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There are plenty of ways in which you can support the Mwezi Foundation without spending a penny!
You can find the Mwezi Foundation on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. By following, subscribing, liking and sharing, you’re helping us spread the word about what we do! The links to our social media pages are below.
Put us forward as your charity of the month or year at work, school, church, mosque, book club, etc.
If there is a sponsored event that you would like to participate in (running, swimming, cycling, you name it!), please consider competing for us! We can apply for a charity place on your behalf, and we will pay your entry free in return for sponsorship.
Every single light that we give will enable a child to study when there is no natural light available and achieve their potential. We welcome and will make excellent use of any gift that you can give us, either as a one-off or a regular donation. Each solar light costs £12.50, and they are given to each of our schools for free along with a lifetime guarantee.