Exotix is working to strengthen community infrastructure in our core focus countries, as well as educating a new generation of entrepreneurs and financial market leaders. Our biggest contribution comes from the Exotix annual Charity Day and this years event takes place on Wednesday 29th November 2017.
This year, with your support, we will continue our work with society's most vulnerable children by: Supporting education and protection for children impacted by conflict; Helping young people expected to have short lives live life to the fullest; Ensuring safe water and sanitation for a school in Zambia’s Western Province, and providing a home for 330 orphaned and abandoned children in Colombia.
Children in Crisis provides education and protection for forgotten children around the world. They are specialists in working in remote, conflict affected areas, and they help children in places that are often hard to reach, where few other NGOs wish to operate.
The Emiliani Project is a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on the rescue and long-term care of orphaned and abandoned children both in the U.S. and internationally. Their current project is in Medellin, Colombia where they are working with a home of 170 children, and where they are building a new home to rescue 160 more kids. The Emiliani Project has two primary missions: (1) save orphaned children, and (2) help others get involved in philanthropy through work with their kids. 100% of donated funds to The Emiliani Project go directly to the children. The Emiliani Board of Directors pays for all administration and overhead costs of the organization.
Together for Short Lives is a UK wide charity that speaks out for all children and young people who are expected to have short lives. Together with everyone who provides care and support to these children and families we are here to help them have as fulfilling lives as possible and the very best care at the end of life. We can’t change the diagnosis, but we can help children and families make the most of their time together.
Village Water transforms lives in rural Africa through safe water, sanitation & hygiene. The charity helps families to be healthier so children can go to school more often, and adults have more time to farm and earn a living so they can work their way out of poverty.
Over a quarter of schools in Zambia do not have access to safe water, and even less have adequate sanitation. Poor water and sanitation is a real barrier to the pupils education; teachers tell us how lessons are disrupted by water collecting duties and attendance is affected by diseases like diarrhoea and eye infection. A lack of private toilets and wash facilities mean girls miss school when they have their periods and often end up dropping out altogether.
Exotix will be raising money to change this for a school in Western Province. The Exotix Charity Day will provide a protected well with a solar pump and taps around the school and permanent toilet blocks and wash facilities. Hygiene education sessions will ensure they children know how to protect themselves from disease by adopting simple hygiene practices and help break the stigma surrounding menstruation.
Last year, the Exotix Charity Day helped tackle malaria in one of Kenya’s worst affected regions; ensured shelter, nutrition and medical support for 315 children living on the streets of Mozambique; provided education for young children and teenage girls in some of the most deprived communities across Africa and Asia; and supported research for curing a life-threatening condition that causes severe blistering and skin loss in children. Thank you to everyone who supported our annual Exotix Charity Day 2016. With your help we raised a total £82,000!