Charity (Adventure) Links ( CaL ) is a uk registered grant awarding charity acting as an umbrella organisation for small charities. CaL has created this cycle challenge following six years of successful fundraising in Tanzania for Education East Africa (EEA)* The expansion of EEA into Rwanda provided the catalyst for CaL to provide support to uk charities working throughout East Africa. To qualify for significant support from CaL organisations have to meet strict criteria including: being uk registered charities, working largely in the field of Education or child welfare within East Africa.

The money raised by Kilimanjaro to Congo  and the associated Ride East Africa Will be divided between four qualifying Charities including one working with hugely disadvantaged UK children. The remaining charities operate in Tanzania, Rwanda & Kenya.

The suggested fundraising target is £1,250 per rider (per week of their challenge) – raised through Virgin Money Giving to ensure full advantage of the Gift Aid scheme Other monies will be raised for the charities by the sale of naming rights for the rides and other sponsorship opportunities.

Which Charities will benefit from these November events?
Education East Africa (EEA) has for over twenty years created and delivered in-service training, books and materials for teachers and pupils. This work is transforming primary education in East Africa. EEA has improved the education of over 6,000 pupils. Nearly 400 teachers have benefited from hands-on teacher training. The charity’s vocational training centre equips youngsters with the skills required for greater independence. (For more information: www.educationeastafrica.org )

MSAADA Established in 2005 Msaada assists Widows & orphans to restore their livelihoods that were destroyed during the horrific genocide in 1994
The current principal activities are:

  • A dairy project which involves giving selected widows high-yielding European cows, thus creating a network of small scale dairy businesses.
  • An education project supporting a group of schools both in terms of the fabric of its buildings and the quality of the curriculum delivered. (For more information: www.msaada.org)

Kenya Education Trust (SKET)

Sevenoaks Area Youth Trust( SAYT)