The ALMT are excited to support a range of excellent new initiatives this Autumn. From theatre in Chesham to eye tests in Burkina Faso, the ALMT continues to work with partners who are providing innovative and interesting solutions to help children and young people around the world.
The following projects had funding approved at the recent Trustees meeting:
Ace Africa: RenaissanceRe and the ALMT are supporting Ace Africa Tanzania to improve education, nutrition and access to child rights in the Arusha District. The project will also increase support for children under 5 so that they can play, learn and start school in good health.
BOSP Brighter Opportunities for Special People: The ALMT are supporting BOSP to deliver a new baby and toddler club in Basildon, called ‘BOSP Tots’. The weekly session will be for isolated parents who have a baby or little one with a disability. The sessions will help families to feel less alone, knowing there are other families in the same/similar position – people who really understand what they are feeling and the struggles they are going through.
Burkina Health Foundation (BHF): One in ten school children in Burkina Faso have vision problems. With the support of the ALMT, BHF are working to identify school children with poor vision and provide them with spectacles in Bobo Dioulasso. By restoring visual potential in children the project will improve their chance of completing their education, improve their personal development and ensure that they can contribute to society when they grow up.
Chance to Shine and Capital Kids Cricket: The ALMT are again supporting Chance to Shine and Capital Kids Cricket to run a programme of specialist cricket activities in four Hospital Schools across London. The project aims to give children respite from their treatment, reduce periods of isolation and improve physical and emotional wellbeing. By enjoying physical activity children are able to interact with others in an informal way and bring some normality to their lives.
Eastside Young Leaders Academy (EYLA): EYLA specialises in steering children and young people vulnerable to anti-social and criminal behaviour, towards a life based on learning and leadership. The ALMT is supporting EYLA to deliver an intensive and holistic pilot programme which aims to halt participants' involvement in criminal behaviour, membership of gangs and participation in violence.
The Theatre Shed: The ALMT are supporting the development of The Theatre Shed's annual Christmas production in Chesham which aims to improve self esteem, confidence and performance skills for participants and challenge perceptions about inclusive theatre and performers who have additional needs. The Theatre Shed will work with its existing community group to produce a fully inclusive piece of immersive cinema to be performed on 14th December at The Beacon School, Amersham. The ALMT are also supporting The Theatre Shed to make their many props and costumes more accessible to local schools.
Village Water: Access to good quality water continues to be a major issue for many communities around the world. The ALMT is excited to be supporting Village Water with their on their Solar-Electric Schools and Health project (SESH) in Zambia. The project aims to provide safe water and decent toilets and therefore improve children’s health, school attendance and completion rates, particularly for girls.
For more information on all our current partners, please click here