| Jan 3, 2023
It was a wonderful end to the Year for The Atlas Foundation. We've been navigating the difficult economic climate right now, collaborating with our partners and exploring new projects to ensure we continue our long-term support to the world's most disadvantaged children.
We were delighted to the Annual Atlas Trek return after 2 long years of covid! The team travelled to Kenya where they visited the Kibera Slums. Unfortunately, a visitor to these slums would smell it before they saw it, with open sewers and no running water, human and animal faeces and rubbish are allowed to fester. Families must work 16 hour days to make a living and many children can't eat a proper meal. With the help of the trekkers and donations from you, we delivered a lunch meal at the LunchBowl Network's feeding programme, helping children to get at least one proper meal a day.
Afterwards, the trekkers visited KRDA's rugby programe and schools. Leaving the slums on their big yellow bus, the children are dropped of for the day at the local schools where they are supported in their education and wider mental and emotional learning. Many of the children feel limited in their future, condeming themselves to litter picking in the slums. But the Atlas Foundation and partner KRDA are changing this as many children now say they hope to become teachers, chefs, and doctors. You're support is helping these children to realise their dreams.
Our partners in India, Khelo Rugby, launched their educational pilot in Kolkata with StudyCat. Through GlobalGiving's Little by Little campaign, a fantastic £2000 was raised which will fund 15 tablets; these will assist the children on the education journey, accessing software to improve their language and numbers skills. We hope to watch this expand this year, so do check on our Anita, Alex and Annabel Nicholson Memorial Fund page!
Thank you for your support over the last few months. As we come out the cold, winter months, we would love to have you join us on our annual Golf Day in Surrey and Tour of Cambridgeshire. Make sure to follow us on social media to keep up to date!