Cat Davison

Cat's EduSpots 42 Challenge

Fundraising for EduSpots
raised of £4,200 target
by 50 supporters
Donations cannot currently be made to this page

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1166734
We connect, train and equip 'catalysts' to drive community-led change


Thanks for visiting this page!

In celebration of 4.2 years since we became a registered charity, I am going to run 42 laps of the athletics track every Sunday, for every week that I continue to get £420 in sponsorship. I am prepared to stick this out for the long haul...some of you will remember that this was how EduSpots got seed funding many years ago... 

We have been shocked by the results of research across our EduSpots communities where 42% of volunteers surveyed agreed that lost learning time would cause 'many students not to attend Senior High School'. A high percentage of children in our communities have no parent at home who can support their learning, and with limited learning resources, and limited contact from school, many Ghanaian children have had their education placed entirely on hold.

EduSpots provides a community-led solution. 

£4.20 enables us to fund a local text book for our book loaning stations

£42 enables our Ghanaian team to lead a training session with local volunteers

£420 enables us to deliver training and a literacy or STEM kit to a community who has requested it

£4200 enables us to create a new 'spot'  

We connect, train, and equip educational ‘catalysts’ to drive the creation of sustainable educational projects. We have supported 300 educational catalysts in 42 communities in creating community-led education ‘spots’, powered by solar,  leading programmes in practical STEM and literacy development. Roughly 15,000 learners have been positively impacted, and we were recently shortlisted for the national EduCom award for NGO or Business contribution to education. 

The EduSpots 42 Challenge

Our EduSpots 42 Challenge calls people to get creative and do something 42 times (or 4.2 or 420 or 4+2 or 4x2 times!!), either reaching out for sponsorship, or donating themselves (£4.20... £42...£420..!). Do then tag others to continue the #EduSpots42Challenge chain. 

Our model is low-cost and high impact. We will be sharing stories from our communities on a regular basis on @eduspots on Twitter and Facebook. Any questions or suggestions, email me on 

Help us create #OurCollectiveFuture

About the charity


Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1166734
We connect, train and equip educational 'catalysts' to drive community-led change, through the creation and local management of 42 inclusive and sustainable education centres.

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £313.85 Gift Aid
Online donations
Offline donations

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.