Not for myself, although you are, of course, very welcome to come to one of the Open Studio Days on 30 November or 1 December to look at my work and consider making a purchase!
No, I am asking if you know of any organisations or charities that are willing to fund small projects organised by Youth Advocates For Change. They are a small, dedicated community based organisation in Zambia. This morning I received an email from them about the outcome of a small project that I was able to secure some funding for from One World Group Oxted. This project made it possible to “help 40 young fish farmers to acquire skills in fish farming business and they have all received youth fund loans from the government of the republic of Zambia.” The skills they acquired and the loans from the Zambian government will allow them to set up in business and earn a reasonable livelihood for them and their families. Changing the lives of approximately 200 men, women, and children was achieved with a grant of just £2,000. So you can see it does not take huge amounts of money to make a significant difference to the quality of life of people living and working in Zambia.
I am looking for organisations that are willing to support small projects organised by Youth Advocated For Change that will “influence behavioural change toward HIV and AIDS and increase participation and involvement of young men and women in sustainable economic and social development that aimed at improving quality of life and enhance caring and protection among children through education, sensitization and awareness, advocacy and capacity building.” (from their mission statement) Please get in touch if you know of organisations or groups that are interested in partnering with Youth Advocates For Change in order to help young Zambians to improve the quality of their lives.