Wessex Electricals have pledged support to The Amakuru Trust, a UK based charity whose mission is to alleviate poverty in Rwanda through meaningful and effective education, humanitarian and health projects with local communities.
The Amakuru Trust was established in 2012 by Mike Hayes and Alan Booth who have established strong links between UK and Rwandan schools which is going from strength to strength with more schools visiting Rwanda or sponsoring children coming on stream by the day.
The charity’s vision is to provide a ‘pathway for progress’ to give the children of Rwanda the opportunity they need to reach their full potential.
Lucy Cuff, a Trustee of The Amakuru Trust and employee of Wessex Electricals is leading a sponsorship programme working with the local government to identify the most vulnerable children who don’t currently have access or funding for education and find sponsors for them to do so.
Donations go towards providing funding for a primary education, inclusive of a meal a day and all equipment, shoes, uniform, and sports kit provided. The second initiative of the programme is building a new school; land has been acquired and fundraising has started with the “Buying Bricks” campaign. Donations will go towards the building of new classrooms.
Lucy explained “I first visited Rwanda in 2016 and it has held a special place in my heart ever since; it is my second home and the people, my second family. The work that The Amakuru Trust undertakes is life changing for the local communities and I am so proud to be a part of it.
I am so grateful to Wessex Electricals for their valuable donation which will see two pupils funded for a whole academic year. Further, I am privileged to work for an employer who not only recognises my work with The Amakuru Trust, but also actively supports it.”
Ali Morgan, Director, Wessex Electricals, added “We are delighted to provide a donation to The Amakuru Trust and Lucy’s programme. We are wholly supportive of Lucy and her commitment to this and hope that we can help raise awareness of the amazing work that she and the Trust do in Rwanda.”
Lucy with The Women of the Subiruseke Association of Widows in the Rwamagana District, Rwanda