The Parenta Trust, the charitable arm of the Parenta Group of companies, has outlined a series of community projects it will deliver in the East African country of Uganda – demonstrating its commitment to helping children in the most challenging and difficult environments.
The Parenta Trust was created to help those who care for children in circumstances which those of us in the UK and other parts of the developed world can barely comprehend. They joined forces with an organisation in Uganda to make a positive and lasting difference to children in one of the world’s poorest nations.
The Parenta Trust is working with Fields of Life, a charity that has built over 100 schools and freshwater boreholes across Eastern Africa, to provide pre-school education and clean drinking water in the most poverty-stricken areas. By working with the charity, 93p of every pound raised will be effectively spent on the ground in Uganda – without any administration costs to the Trust.
“As with so many fundraising organisations, the hardest job was to ensure that the money we raise will be used effectively and with integrity,” said Nick Williams. “To ensure that every pound is used to provide long-lasting change to those most in need, our relationship with Fields of Life was the natural choice.
Committed to providing schools and clean drinking water for children under 5 in the most deprived areas of Uganda, the Parenta Trust will build one fresh water borehole and one pre-school in 2013. By doing so, pre-school children will have the opportunity to experience education from an early age, and will be given a far greater chance of completing their schooling and being equipped to transform their lives.
The Trust is something that Parenta’s founders, Nick Williams and Allan Presland, have always wanted to create as a way to change the lives of children living in distress. Following a fundraising trek to the top of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Nick and Allan realised that these efforts should be focused in Africa, with Uganda providing an incredible opportunity to leave a truly lasting legacy.
With its fundraising efforts in Uganda, the Parenta Trust has shown that Parenta’s commitment to ‘helping those who care for children’ extends far beyond the UK’s boundaries. The Trust’s new website offers a range of options to get involved in the work in Uganda – from making donations, sponsoring a child or visiting one of the 85 kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools and orphanages it supports.
For more information and regular updates on the Ugandan community projects or the latest news from the Parenta Trust, please visit www.parentatrust.org
For further information, please contact David Ing at CFA on:
Telephone: 01622 754295
Notes to editor:
All around the world there are people who dedicate some or all of their time to improve the lives of children, whether it’s a full time business or simply a desire to share a skill, sport, culture or value.
These people dedicate their time, not to get rich, but to improve and enhance the lives of the next generation. Everyone can remember a coach, mentor, teacher or leader who made a positive impact on their life.
However, it’s no longer possible to simply throw open your door and welcome children to a new experience. Carers face inescapable requirements like keeping records, planning activities, producing financial reports, gaining qualifications, sharing experiences, promoting their services and accepting a duty of care for the children they look after.
Our role is to stop these inescapable requirements from getting in their way, and allow them to spend as much time as possible doing the thing they’re passionate about!
By constantly innovating and embracing technology we make the job of helping children as easy and distraction free as possible. By lowering the hurdles that are placed in their path, we help carers focus on doing what they do best. Our purpose is to help those who care for children.
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