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Moroccan Schools Support

As you may already know, we are actively involved in several school projects in Morocco. Our biggest achievement to date is a school we built from scratch in Ait Bouguemez Valley in the Atlas. The school now hosts 20 children, which is a fantastic result.

All of this would never happen without our lovely clients and their donations towards the project. So thank you so much for making it possible. And also a big thank you to the local village community who donated many hours of manual labour.

Since 2011 Fleewinter has been raising money to help schools in the coastal region to the south of Essaouira. It is a small project managed part time by volunteers in the UK and Morocco so every pound and dirham raised goes directly to the programme.

We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of Fleewinter and Rebali Riads clients and our first project was the renovation of the primary school inland from Rebali Riads. This was a particularly rewarding project as it was the school that some of the Rebali staff and their families had attended and what a great way to thank them for looking after our clients so well.

Southern African Kids Programme

Southern Africa is a region going through immense change and whilst huge progress has been made over the last 20 years, there is still a long way to go.

First of all – Thank You. By visiting our website it means you are probably planning a trip and there is nothing that the people and the area need more than a continued growth in visitors. In addition there are other ways you can help the country more directly and at Fleewinter we have searched for programmes we can support and encourage our clients to support. From 2010 to 2012 we supported Umthombo, a programme to help get children off the streets of Durban and back into mainstream life. In 2013 and 2014 we supported the Mafambisa programme on the Eastern borders of South Africa. Then from 2015-2019 we two new school new schools in Harare, Zimbabwe.

From 2020 onwards we are moving our focus to Malawi where we funding a new school. Collectively, we have raised more than £30,000 in support of worthwhile education projects and that’s thanks to all our friends and clients for contributing.

Hue Children’s Shelter, Vietnam

We are delighted to support Hue Help, a charity that works with disadvantaged children in central Vietnam to improve their health, education and future prospects.

Vietnam is a country that is developing fast but some children from poorer backgrounds are being left behind. If you are considering taking a holiday to Vietnam we would encourage you to make a small donation to Hue Help when you make your holiday payment. Many visitors to this side of the world are affected by the poverty and return home wanting to give something back – and this is a charity that appreciates every penny.

The money goes on two projects; a children’s centre and life-saving swimming lessons. Hue Children’s Shelter is currently home to thirty eight children, who have either no parents, or parents that are too poor or sick to care for them. The shelter provides a home, education and friendship to the children it supports. In 2007, the shelter faced financial difficulty and the possibility of closure – now Hue Help is the main sponsor for this home in a bid to keep it open in co-operation with the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Thua Thien Hue (DOLISA).

In the last few years, some of the key changes have included increasing the quantity and quality of food, assisting nearly all of the children to enter mainstream education, providing additional tutors and extra educational classes, organising extra curricular activities, such as art and music classes and much more.

Hue Help also funds life-saving swimming lessons. In Hue city and throughout the province flooding is extremely common, yet many adults and children are unable to swim. Approximately 30 children drown each day in Vietnam making it a leading cause of death for children. By providing free swimming lessons for the most disadvantaged children – who are also those most likely to be living in precarious housing in flood prone areas – we can help limit the human cost of extreme weather conditions.

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