Quiz fiends raise enough money to send children to primary school

Eager quiz-goers packed out the Malaika Kids London base earlier this month for the charity’s annual quiz night.

A total of 65 people took part and the evening saw several teams finish just one point apart at the top of the leader board after a grueling 53 questions.

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The winning team were Crouching Martin, Hidden Cucumber, and overall the evening raised £1,228.

As Malaika Kids directs at least 97% of money raised to our operation in Tanzania, this money raised is enough to send three children to the nearby LifeWayLight primary school, which has smaller class sizes that the normal 100 or so pupils to a class –  making learning much easier and more accessible for children. Malaika Kids is committed to helping children access education to give them the best possible start in life.

 

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Classes in Mkuranga primary schools can have up to 100 children

We send children from the Children’s Village to the local schools as well as LifeWayLight, and have our own classrooms for pre-school children.

 

Alternatively it costs £20 a month to help a child through our Relatives Support Programme. Through this project Malaika Kids gives extended family members support with buying food and school materials. Cash raised from the quiz night could help five children through this programme.

And, it costs around £1.38 per day to look after a child at the Malaika Kids Children’s Village. Money raised from the quiz could look after two children for a year in our extended family units, where 10 children are housed with a mother and given a stable home, food and access to education.

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