About SOS Africa
About This Shop
The SOS Africa Children’s Charity is a small UK based grassroots child sponsorship organisation which invests 100% of your donation in the education and care of African children. Since 2003 we have provided 44 disadvantaged children, from grades 1 to 12, with a personal education programme 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 which 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 sponsorsrequirements, providing regular feedback, school reports, photo albums and updates via theSOS 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 shops in Frome and Shepton Mallet provide an invaluable source of income for the SOS Africa Children. They are very popular among the local community and are decorated with African Animals paintings, monkey fundraising meters and photos of the children we support in South Africa. They 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 shops are 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) or Frome (23 Cheap Street, Frome, BA11 1BN)