We are ten students from a range of faculties who will be going to Kenya this July to work with the Maji Mazuri charity project, learning how the community functions, aiding education, health, agriculture and business projects and sharing our own experiences with the community. We would also love to be able to help set up new youth projects, sports teams, I.T. facilities and health care units while out there, to establish a long-term working project that will encourage sustainable development and enable the community to flourish.
We'll constantly be updating this blog with our latest thoughts for the project, information about ourselves and our hopes for Maji Mazuri in 2011 and beyond, so follow this page and keep posted!
This is also in many ways an appeal, as we cannot undertake this project without your help. If you are able to donate even a little bit, we would be extremely grateful. The project not only needs funds, but old or unwanted computers and laptops, computer cables, medical equipment, school books and art resources. If you or your business could donate any of the above that would be wonderful! Furthermore, Maji Mazuri provides a fantastic investment opportunity in a developing community. This project is growing rapidly, and it needs computing, software, business and investment opportunities. One of the best ways to help is through funding micro-finance projects. We also need to fund our own way to Kenya, so that we are not reliant on the projects resources when out there. Those of us coming to Maji Mazuri have been selected from a huge number of capable applicants, and represent the group we feel will provide the community with the best experience possible, and who will take their own experiences with them in later life and into their post-graduate careers.
If you would like to be involved in this way, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following is intended as a guide to donations for small and large businesses
For a donation of...
£100 We will advertise your business on this blog, writing about your contribution to the project
£600 We will advertise you on our blog, and set up links with your company through Maji Mazuri business projects
£1,000 We will do all of the above, as well as using your business name on future Maji Mazuri Cambridge projects, including at the University of Cambridge fresher's fair
£10,000 We will do all of the above, but on top of this we can provide your business with a spot at a Cambridge University Careers Fair, allowing representatives from your business to give a talk at King's College Cambridge followed by a visit to and tour of King's College Chapel.
We would also love to hear from individual donors through this blog, email or by writing to the Maji Mazuri Trust at 215, King's College, Cambridge, CB2 1ST.
All cheques should be sent to Maji Mazuri Trust UK with a letter to say that the donation is for Maji Mazuri Cambridge 2011 at 14 Spindlewood Gardens, Croydon CR0 5SE.
Maji Mazuri is UK Registered Charity Number 1080544
For more information, please visit http://www.majimazuri.org/index.php