Have you got an idea for an event? A talent you can share? A volunteer commitment you'd like to fulfill in a meaningful way? A passion for supporting education? Become an activator and your investment of time can reap big results in supporting education and community development in Kenya.
How it works
An activator is an individual or a group of people working towards a goal that you have set for yourself - we suggest $1000, the cost of one year of high school for our scholars.
Over the past decade, CMETrust supporters have undertaken a number of creative fundraising activities. Events have varied from asking for donations in lieu of gifts or on behalf of wedding guests, hosting a speed-dating event or clothing swap, participating in races and bike-a-thons, or selling arts and crafts. It’s super easy – all it takes is an idea, some friends, and lots of fun! We can offer resources and tips to help you through the process.
A Recent Example
Looking for inspiration? Here's a recent example of an initiative by a CMETrust supporter:
My name is Joseph Odhiambo and in April 2019, I participated in a successful expedition to climb to the Mount Everest Base Camp (5,300m) In Nepal which raised almost $4,000 for CME (combined with Facebook fundraising).
Part of what motivated me on the journey was the hope I can raise both awareness and money for CME Trust, a charity providing school scholarships to children in Kenya. These scholarships have enabled 140 students to attend secondary school to date, and the demand is growing.
I was also born in Nairobi, Kenya and even through my family has lived in Canada since 1979, I have always kept in touch with friends and relative and I am keenly aware of the challenges faced by the country, especially its youth. Africa has a young and rapidly growing population that has been significantly impacted by a lack of educational opportunities.
I have always been grateful for the opportunities that Canada has been able to provide for me and my family and purpose for this trip is to support, in some small way, Kenyan children and youth who are trying to build better lives in one of the largest slums in Africa.
Further, this Expedition aimed help to highlight other issues that I support strongly: the environment, conservation and the need for climate change awareness.
Although this campaign is finished, please consider donating directly to CMETrust in the future!
Become an Activator today by agreeing to invest your time and talents to support education for young people from Mathare. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up today!
If you've got an idea for a fundraising initiative but aren't sure how to get started, or if you've got the passion but need an idea, check out our Helpful Tips sheet, or watch this video. Don't forget to sign up by emailing email@example.com - we'll also be able to provide helpful materials, answers to your questions, and other support.
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