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Working with Book Aid International and Windle International Kenya (WIK), Intouch Global Foundation have funded the Solar Homework Club, a project that aims to support the provision of quality education by providing access to books and solar lamps in six secondary schools in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya. This has enabled the shipment of 3,065 books comprising of text books, revision guides and teen fiction (all donated to Book Aid International by UK publishers), as well as 864 solar lamps to be used by school teachers and students.
There is no electricity for the refugee population across Kakuma, leaving students unable to study or do their homework at home, and teachers have unanimously agreed that lending the lamps to students is the best long-term solution. Schools will own the lamps and students will be provided with lamps on loan until they bring them back upon completion of their time at school. This will allow the school to serve more students and help others the following year. Teachers noted that the lamps will encourage school attendance among students and have a profound impact on their learning.
A planning workshop in Kakuma Refugee Camp
The diagram below is an excerpt from an Arabic translation of The Oral Health Manual, a project funded by Intouch Global Foundation in support of Teeth Relief.
Teeth Relief are a London-based organisation whose aim is to make knowledge of oral health a fundamental part of health education in low income communities and developing countries.
Since dental work is expensive and therefore inaccessible to so many, acting to prevent problems before they develop is a valuable investment and, in 2017, Teeth Relief created The Oral Health Manual to equip health works with a guide of basic dental health and practices. The guide contains useful teaching material, clearly explaining oral health practice in plain language.
This year, IGF funded an Arabic translation which has been distributed in Syria with the view of further-ranging distribution in future. This has proven a significant and effective step in improving oral health and hygiene of thousands of displaced people who have limited access to even the most basic and routine healthcare.
Intouch Games Limited won the 2019 Midlands Business Corporate Commitment Award! The company earned the accolade last week specifically for the work they do with IGF and the numerous projects they have supported on both regionally and internationally. This award celebrates their partnership with us to facilitate a programme of social initiatives with measurable and sustainable results. IGF Director Kevin Bailey collected the award on Intouch Games’ behalf at The Athena in Leicester on Friday evening.
In January, we announced that Intouch Global Foundation would be funding the construction of Essau Lower Basic School Unit, a project in partnership with the support of The Gambian Deaf Children Support Project (GDCSP). Based in the coastal region of The Gambia, the school will teach deaf and partially hearing children from the area who are deprived of an adequate education by mainstream government schools.
Since then, building has steadily been underway and the school is ready to open next week! The photos below show progress of the unit and what is already an enormous improvement from the temporary classroom the children are currently based.
News update for IGF
The aim of this blog is to show the progress of the projects and charities we support at Intouch Global Foundation. We want to show you the positive difference Intouch Global Foundation is making on the lives of many people globally, thanks to your support.