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We believe that business and education working together can solve poverty. Our motto is "a hand up, not a hand out" - and by supporting schools to set up profitable businesses - we ensure both sustainable funding for schools, and an entrepreneurial and business-focussed education for students. 

There are many exciting ways that your company can support us and make a significant difference to young people in Latin America, Asia and Africa. The following pages are intended to help you find the best way to get involved with our work. 

To find out more about how you can support us or for a bespoke partnership tailored to your company's needs, please check out the links below or contact Alison Rivett at alison@teachamantofish.org.uk.    

Employee volunteering & fundraising 

Fulfil your corporate social responsibility objectives while benefitting from a rewarding charity relationship that will engage and motivate staff as well as improving customer and client relationships. 

Fundraising as a group is great for staff morale and team development. Whether you want to run a  marathon or hold a staff quiz night, fundraising as a team can be a great way to engage staff on all levels. 

You could also set up a tax-free Payroll Giving scheme or partner up and make us your Charity Of The Year. From corporate challenges through to Fundraising Days, we can help you get the most out of your Charity Of The Year partnership.   

Volunteering is another great way for employees to use their skills and experience to support our work - see below for ways to get involved as a corporate mentor, and contact us to find out more about ways we can work together by contacting alison@teachamantofish.org.uk

 

Corporate mentors 

Since 2011 our School Enterprise Challenge business planning competition has reached over 24,000 young people in 80 countries.  

The competition supports teachers and students to work together to plan and launch a profitable business which also creates a positive social and environmental impact. 

So where do you come in? We want to bring the best business minds into schools to inspire the next generation of young global entrepreneurs. Sign up to mentor a school, support them to write their business plan and help them create a winning business! You could also join our judging panel and assist with choosing the winning entries. 

How does it work?

This is a really easy opportunity to make a massive difference to schools overseas. Being a mentor involves

  • Reviewing school business plans
  • Writing one encouraging email a month and answering your school's questions 
  • Around 3 hours per month desk based commitment 

We will provide: 

  • A training session on how to get the most out of your mentoring experience 
  • Materials and resources to help you become a fantastic school mentor 
  • Your name and company listed as a School Enterprise Challenge partner
  • A LinkedIn recommendation 

There are great prizes on offer -  so your support could make all the difference to a school in a developing country! 

You can read more about being a mentor and sign up at schoolenterprisechallenge.org/partners/mentors/ or contact Susannah Morcowitz at susannah@teachamantofish.org.uk 

 

Pro bono support 

There are many ways that your company can support the work we do. If you prefer not to make a financial contribution but would like to help us reach our goals then why not consider offering pro bono support and professional services?   

Sharing your expertise is a great way to contribute to our cause and we are always seeking people to provide advice on topics such as marketing, PR, design & graphics, IT support and web development among others.  

To discuss further how your company can contribute please contact Alison Rivett alison@teachamantofish.org.uk    

 

Gifts in kind 

It's not always about money - you may choose to support Teach A Man To Fish through Gifts in Kind such as stationary, computer equipment or even your advice and expertise. We can integrate your products and services into our work both in the UK or overseas in one of our partner schools in East Africa or Central America.

Gifts in Kind are a great way to use your unique assets to support education and entrepreneurship for young people in developing countries - and as part of a school business which generates additional income for a school - are a truly sustainable way to contribute.  

Please get in touch for more information about which goods and services are appropriate to further our cause by contacting alison@teachamantofish.org.uk    

 

Sponsorship

Teach A Man To Fish offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities throughout the year, including the prestigious School Enterprise Challenge global business competition or our Education That Pays For Itself annual conference. This is a great way to get direct access to our members' network of over 4,000 organisations working in education and international development, and hundreds of schools worldwide. 

We are happy to tailor a package to your needs, and depending on the package benefits could include:

  •   Your logo featured prominently on our website 
  •   Details of your company included in our monthly and quarterly newletters 
  •   Your logo featured in promotional materials for the project you sponsor 
  •   Priority sponsorship of special events 
  •   The chance to speak at our annual conference 
  •   And much more!   

Please get in touch for more information about creating a tailored sponsorship package by contacting alison@teachamantofish.org.uk 

 

Donations and investments in schools 

You don’t need to give a fortune to make a huge difference to young people around the world! A regular direct debit means a reliable income for our projects. A small contribution each month can go a long way! Alternatively, a single cash donation would help our work enormously:  

  • £90 could sponsor a beehive that will rapidly cover its costs allowing year after year of students to learn how to make money from honey. Sweet!  
  • £250 could sponsor a school place for a child this year - while the school works on the enterprises that will support the place next year, and every year after that!    
  • £500 could sponsor a chicken coop, with 150 hens to ensure a reliable supply of eggs for market - and an on-going source of income for the school.   
  • £2,000 could pay for a whole school to receive training in business planning and development – and lead to the creation of a sustainable business plan for the school and support with getting started.   
  • £5,000 could provide the start-up capital for a school-enterprise such as a bakery, dairy, tree nursery or school shop.  

There are many ways that you can contribute to our projects so please select the links below to find a way that suits you!  

Donate by standing order or alternatively by credit or debit card online or contact alison@teachamantofish.org.uk for other arrangements. 

If giving as an individual don't forget to Gift Aid your contribution! This allows charities to claim the basic tax rate on every pound donated. This means that if you donate £100 to Teach A Man To Fish you'll actually be giving us at least £125!

If giving as a company please see HMRC for more information about tax relief on charitable donations.   


Current corporate partnerships

Lubbock Fine is a UK top 50 chartered accountancy firm based in London. Lubbock Fine's staff have selected Teach A Man To Fish as their charity of the year 2016. During the upcoming year their dedicated team of accountants will be fundraising to advance our work with schools in and around the Ugandan capital Kampala. Fundraising  activities will include staff undertaking marathons and a Thunder Run, as well as a games evening, quiz night and a treasure hunt.
 
 
Czarikow ia a sugar and ethanol trading, advisory and supply chain management firm with offices in 12 countries and headquarters in London. We have been selected as charity partners for 2016 alongside WaterAid. Their global team will be fundraising to advance our work with schools globally. Robin Cave the CEO of Czarnikow is planning a month of physical challenges in September this year to raise money for us. To find out more please go to https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/september-madness-fund-raising-robin-cave?trk=hp-feed-article-title-publish

 

The vision of Ithala Development Finance Corporation Limited, in KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa, is to be the catalyst for growth, economic development and empowerment in the region, making them the perfect sponsors of the School Enterprise Challenge. Ithala are currently sponsoring an innovative new pilot providing start-up capital and mentors for 60 schools in KwaZulu Natal Province. This dynamic partnership is between Teach A Man To Fish, the KwaZulu Natal Department of Financial Literacy and Department of Education and The Saville Foundation. With Ithala’s support, young people in KwaZulu Natal now have the opportunity to develop the entrepreneurial skills they need to succeed in employment and in life. 

 

 


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