Now we would like to expand the support in the future and support the center in the long term. In cooperation with volunteers and Kira from Step Africa, we were able to integrate Gily’s into our existing sponsorship program.
A sponsorship ensures that the running costs that are currently incurred monthly for the center can be covered and that the children can be looked after in the day-care center. When the children are old enough and ready for school, they will go to a nearby public school and then continue to have the opportunity to come to the center in the afternoon for care and homework help.
Gily’s After-School Center has a special history as it was built in Shangarai. This piece of land was purchased in 2020 as Gily’s Foundation’s second building – and first property – thanks to generous donations from numerous volunteers and supporters. The building has been largely completed since 2023 and not only houses the afternoon program, but also the pre-school class and further education programs for the Gily’s families will also be offered here in the future. The younger children will stay in the building that was originally rented, but there are plans to merge the two facilities into the new building in the future.
The sponsorship program mentioned above is a project sponsorship that can be concluded for a contribution of €15 or more per month. Contributions benefit the entire facility and cover rent, teacher and cook salaries, food, game and teaching materials, emergency medical treatment where necessary, construction and renovation costs. After we had originally started arranging individual / child-related sponsorships, we decided to switch to project sponsorships in order to focus on the important work of the facility and to be able to guarantee equal opportunities for all children.
Are you interested in a sponsorship? Then feel free to contact us via e-mail or via Facebook or Instagram. Sponsors receive exclusive access to an online update area, where we regularly publish news and background reports from Gily’s. Thus, the sponsors are closely involved in the development of the facility.
We look forward to hearing from you!
You can also find more details in our information sheet.