Since 2008, Vision Africa has used the GlobalGiving platform for fundraising resulting in almost $150,000 of donations. Many of these donations come from individuals however the platform also encourages partnerships with corporate donors.
Vision Africa has been fortunate to strike up a partnership with UK company “Shoes by Shaherazad” which designs and produces 18 Hour Heels Shoes. This is a company that was set up to make a difference. As they say “Shoes by Shaherazad was created for a purpose. To provide women and girls living in poverty with opportunities for educational and financial independence.”
Through GlobalGiving UK, Shoes by Shaherazad learned about Seed of Hope’s work to empower disadvantaged girls and give them skills for independence. Seed of Hope was then selected as one of the beneficiaries of Shoes by Shaherazad’s work and several donations have since been received.
This funding has contributed towards Seed of Hope’s training of girls in vocational, enterprise and life skills. Across the four Seed of Hope centres, girls are currently pursuing courses in Dress Making and Fashion Design, Hair and Beauty Therapy, Home Care Management and Business Administration. Students can also access counselling and mentorship and are encouraged to develop their self-esteem and self-confidence.
At Vision Africa, we are extremely grateful to our partners at Shoes by Shaherazad for their continuing support and to GlobalGiving for helping to make the connections that make a difference!