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We are building a school in Africa in 7 Days for Mellon Educate (UK) because we will help to educate 100,000 children

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  • Event: McDonald Butler Mellon Educate Building Blitz, 04 Nov 2017 to 11 Nov 2017

Mellon Educate (UK)

We are 25,000 volunteers and counting to help 100,000 school children in Africa

Charity Registration No. 1175352


In November 2017 the lives of 100,000 of the most impoverished children in Africa will change forever.

Why will it change?
Mellon Educate’s goal for 2017 is to not only build and refurbish the schools in Cape Town but also mentor and train their teachers; improving the standard of education that each child receives and giving them a proper chance to realise their full potential in life.

How will it change? 
This year our team needs to raise a significant amount from donations to allow us to volunteer and build a school in week and we would like to ask all you kind people to help us reach our goal by donating!

Why should you donate?
Not only will you be helping 100,000 of the poorest children have an opportunity for a future, but you will be satisfied to know we will be straining, sweating and pushing ourselves to the limit to ensure a whole school will be built in a week! This is going to be an immense project!

Who are Mellon Educate?
Mellon Educate is an Irish-based African development charity founded by developer & philanthropist Niall Mellon. Since 2002 the charity, thanks to the enormous collective effort of some 25,000 volunteers, has built houses for 125,000 homeless people in Africa’s poorest townships. This was only possible because ordinary people took selfless action to do something truly extraordinary, lend a helping hand on our annual “building blitz” in South Africa. In 2012, they proudly celebrated a
milestone achievement for the charity with 25,000 houses completed.

Our Plea!
As well as donating our own money, every volunteer needs to fundraise £3,500 to contribute to resources required to meet our 2017
goals. Please will you help us? 

I know we all get bombarded everyday with charity/donation requests, but working these 7 days (15 hours a day) in one of the poorest communities in Africa is going to be really tough – Physically and emotionally – and the outcome to their lives will mean more than any of us could ever imagine. It is a very worthy cause!

Big or small, every bit will help. And if you are a UK
taxpayer, we'll also benefit from 20% additional Gift Aid.

That is why we’re appealing to you, local businesses and
people close to us, to dig deep, to put your hand in your pocket and give us a dig out so that we can roll up our sleeves and help lift children out of a life of hopelessness to a higher level of education, a level where they can contribute and shape their society. Nelson Mandela once said

“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change
the world“

Thanks for visiting our Just Giving page!


  • Our CEO Maeve and MD Mike arrive in South Africa
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