Schools Out for African Revival!

Posted on by Elaine Miller

As we near the school summer holidays, African Revival is on the look-out for schools up and down the country that would like to partner with schools in Uganda or Zambia and take on fun fundraising activities in the local community.

Having linked UK schools with African schools for almost 10 years, we are excited to announce the re-launch of our Schools Linking Programme in September 2015, ready for the start of the academic year.

St Marys Long Ditton - Teacher Exchange CroppedActivities will include exchanging letters, access to a variety of assembly and lesson plans, as well as support with all manner of fundraising events, from cake sales and non-uniform days to sponsored runs and concerts! Watch this space for downloadable lesson plans, fundraising activities, sponsorship materials and much more!

Long Ditton St. Mary’s, a Junior School near Surbiton, has been partnered with their school, Kaladima P7 in northern Uganda, through African Revival since 2006. Joan Mayhew, Music Specialist at St. Mary’s has this to say about their link:

St Marys Long Ditton - Missy Visit“The link with Kaladima P7 school in Uganda has had an enormous impact on our school.  It is so important for our children to understand how people live in different parts of the world.   They have responded fantastically to various fund-raising initiatives for the school – by holding cake sales; garage sales; doing sponsored events and holding competitions.  These initiatives have helped to provide a laptop and solar panel for the school, scholastic equipment – and helped start up a ‘poultry project’ in Kaladima – which we hope will be self sustaining and provide more funds for the school.”

We are also thrilled to announce that the Young Chamber student group at Invicta Grammar School in Kent had adopted African Revival as their Charity of the Year 2015-2016! The group will hold exciting fundraising events for us throughout the year, including a Burns Night supper as well as race and bingo nights – you can read more about this great new partnership here.

Interested in getting your school involved with linking and/or fundraising? Call us on 020 8939 3190 or direct your message to Chelsea, our Schools Volunteer Coordinator, at