STEKAskills is a Scottish charity partnered with the Malawian charity STEKA (Step Kids Awareness) to realise the benefits of young people working together across continents in a mutually respectful way.
The specific purpose of STEKAskills is to involve Scottish (or any other associated) communities (particularly young adults or organisations such as schools, churches, clubs) in connecting with their contemporaries in Malawi to:
Develop and sustain a STEKA Centre for Vocational Skills and Community Enterprise, enabling it to reach more homeless and vulnerable young people in Malawi who would otherwise be faced with lives in poverty; encouraging their social participation, getting their voices heard, giving them life skills and vocational skills to help them secure sustainable futures.
Understand the UN's global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)and help realise the power of volunteering which the United Nations deems essential to the achievement of the SDGs to "facilitate changes in mind-sets by raising awareness or championing those changes and inspiring others".
STEKA is very much a grass roots Malawian NGO which creates sustainable futures for homeless and vulnerable children and young people *. It’s lead by activist and social entrepreneur, Godknows Maseko (an ex ‘street kid’) and his wife Helen, who campaign tirelessly for children’s rights, gender equality and against early marriage.
Stekaskills Registered charity number SC048889