About SOS Africa
About This Shop
The SOS Africa Children’s Charity (UK Charity No. 1188705) is a grassroots child sponsorship organisation that invests 100% of your donation in the education and care of African children. Since 2003 we have provided disadvantaged children, from grades 1 to 12, with a personal education programme or learning support scheme tailored specifically to their needs. This holistic approach enables children to break the cycle of poverty and reach their full potential.
Our African education charity was founded in January 2003 by Matt Crowcombe, an 18-year-old student from Shepton Mallet, Somerset, and South African school teacher, Henry Matthews. Matt and Henry were dismayed by the poor standard of free schooling available to local township children. One night, over a bowl of jelly and ice-cream, they developed a plan to establish a scholarship scheme that would empower local children through education.
The scheme aimed to provide these children with a holistic education programme including school tuition, after-school care and mentoring, school clothing, equipment, and transportation. Since that day, SOS Africa has provided personalised sponsorship programmes tailored to sponsor requirements, providing regular feedback, school reports, photo albums, and updates via the SOS Africa Children’s Blog. This grass-roots organisation also guarantees sponsors that 100% of all donations will be invested in the education and care of the children they support.
SOS Africa’s charity shop in Shepton Mallet provides an invaluable source of income for the SOS Africa Children. It is very popular among the local community and decorated with African Animals paintings, monkey fundraising meters, and photos of the children we support in South Africa. We are also well-stocked with clothes items at £2.50 and bric-brac from 50p. We currently also have a great selection of Africa Djemba Drums. The shop is run by the charity founders, trustees, and volunteers who are able to answer any questions customers might have about our work in South Africa.
For more information visit: www.sosafrica.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us in Shepton Mallet (21 High Street, Shepton Mallet, BA45AA)