When Andria Falk visited the Abundance School
Tiba Africa Support
Annual Report -UK 2017
Members: Ange Leake (Chair), Sue Geary (Treasurer) Morag Wylie, Julie Ann Horrox, Andria Falk (Secretary)
Tiba Africa Support (TAS) is a sub-group of TBF-UK set up in 2011, that offers support to Tiba Africa Foundation (Tiba) Tiba is a TBr project in the Kabiria and Kibera slum districts of Nairobi, a registered NGO charity. See our TBF-UK website for more information.
In 2013 Tiba became the official charity of TBF-UK. Tiba has three projects: Abundance School, Joy Babycare and Give Me Another Chance. It offers TBr as a core resource and also runs workshops and seminars. Its CEO is Daniel Marungu who is a TBr Senior Trainer. It is independent from Breathe Africa, a commercial business of Vincent Odhiambo Oloo that also does some charitable work.
Global Giving. Tiba has its projects on the on-line charitable giving website Global Giving (GG). Regular reports and updates are posted on www.globalgiving.org. GG offers fundraising advice, crowdfunding appeals and grants and ensures its charities operate within international due diligence guidelines. GG inspected Tiba last summer.
Fundraising via GG direct to Tiba has so far netted:
Abundance School: £7887 over 2 years from 41 donors
Joy Babycare £3,000 over 3 years from 99 donors
Give Me Another Chance £5,102 over 2 years from 23 donors
Global Giving donations are currently in pounds or dollars; soon they anticipate adding Euros, which will help Tiba.
As a condition of a successful Christmas campaign, Tiba was eligible in December to apply for a £15,000 grant from GG towards a new school building for Abundance. They stand a good chance (74 grants/160 applications) and decisions will be announced at the end of March.
TAS support to Tiba
During the year we have continued to offer advice and support via skype and edit reports etc.
Julian Falk has drawn scale drawing of their proposed new school building and given some advice.
Julie Ann has given a presentation about Tiba’s work to the Global Inspiration Conference in Cape Town and the Senior Trainers meeting in Italy and has prepared social media pics for campaigns.
Our members and other TBF-UK members have continued to fundraise for Tiba at workshops etc, especially Morag.
We have supported Tiba’s on-line fundraising campaigns during the year. Mostly recently, we supported their Christmas Campaign for school supplies for each child, which raised £906 via Global Giving and £730 via a local politician in Nairobi.
Andria attended a recent GG training session and AGM in London.
We pay for their accounts to be audited by the Kenyan NGO Board,
We are also supporting Tiba in beginning to apply to trusts for their Give Me Another Chance project and looking to support their Abundance school campaign via grants.
Finance. See separate finance report. We have had problems with our bankers, the Co-op this year, after banking with them for 6 years, which has been a burden to our Treasurer Sue Geary: a reflection of their ineptitude and need to comply with banking regulations, we think. Thanks to all the Officers of TBF-UK for agreeing to submit your bank details. We continue to only use this account as a ‘back stop’ for small donations where it isn’t appropriate to use GG.
- Please support our Facebook campaigns for Tiba by sharing and liking. This is the best way to get new donors. This is going to be especially important as we support Tiba’s campaign for a new school
News from Daniel in Nairobi.
Kevin (fundraiser) has moved to the U.S. and never met his obligations with Tiba, prompting the termination of his contract for the time being. If he agrees to work again for Tiba, his duties will be redefined and he will be assigned someone to supervise his duties.
The Joy Baby Care project has continued to serve our community. A third cohort of people are beginning to work with the Give Me Another Chance project. Abundance School is doing well. It is benefitting from Lillian’s teacher training materials. (see reports on GG).
Daniel is grateful for the support he receives both locally and internationally.
He can’t imagine where Tiba would be had it not been for the continued support. of Tiba Africa Support.
We are thinking of what we need to do to attract corporate / organization donors(locally and abroad) .
Here are a few targets we have for the coming months
- to improve our website
- to draft a proper and detailed proposal on school construction and supply it to school construction funding agencies( as many as possible). Tiba is planning for a strategic planning meeting prior to its AGM (in May) ; to plan for the school construction campaign.