Imagine having to choose between sanitation and education? No one should have to make a choice between two basic needs. However, all across the rural areas of India and Africa, one in ten girls is having to make this decision. ‘Baala In Africa’ aims to eradicate this issue by bridging Baala, Warwick alumni run NGO that spreads awareness about menstrual health in India and Warwick In Africa volunteers who will do the same in selected cities in Africa.
Our aims are to source sanitary napkins that are reusable up to 2 years from Baala production sites in India and distribute them in rural villages of Tanzania, Ghana, and South Africa through Warwick in Africa. We will be creating extensive training programmes for Warwick In Africa’s volunteers on sanitary health which will be communicated to the girls in these villages. Raising funds through the year in order to reach a larger audience will also be our objective. So far, Baala has helped 25,000 women and girls across India and our team hopes to use this year to raise this numbers. Learn More
Across the UK, refugees and asylum seekers are in desperate need of help. There were 33,000 applications for asylum in Britain last year – and in a foreign land with no job, money or family, these people are amongst the most vulnerable in our society. At Gateway, we challenge this injustice in our community; running weekly workshops and mentoring services to provide them with the skills they need to thrive in our society, and we are now looking to branch into creating our own sustainable business to hire the refugees ourselves. We are a key part of their journey to integration, giving them the ability and confidence to build a new life. We work with people from conflict-ridden countries, political asylum and many more inspirational stories which pushes us further to remove the inequality and stigma surrounding these vulnerable people whilst transforming their lives in the process.
Food waste is undeniably a huge problem in our community, and this is exactly why we exist. Food Intercept is a project based around environmental action towards tackling this issue. Our project collects completely edible food from our suppliers that would otherwise be thrown away due to aesthetic reasons which we then donate to our beneficiaries. We provide food to homeless shelters, but also will use the food to empower disadvantaged women by employing them to cook delicious meals, which we will then sell. Check out our website for more details on our partners, operations and the team. Learn More