Around £5,000 is needed to fund each of our professional development courses for teachers of English. This is all spent on the administration of the course itself plus teaching and learning material for the Kyrgyz teachers. This funding has been obtained thanks to the generosity of trustees’ friends and family, with some recourse to crowdfunding. Our volunteers pay all their own expenses.
The Gateway project cost £54,000 for the first three years, to cover the pay of the expert teachers, computer facilities and learning material. This was achieved thanks to a £20,000 grant from the British and Foreign School Society (BFSS) with an additional grant of £34,000 from the UK Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).
Further major funding is necessary if the project is to run beyond 2021. We also aim to expand the project to five days a week for double the number of children, in order to meet the strong demand. We are currently seeking a further £30,400 for this development.
If you feel that you can help us to achieve our funding goals in either area, please kindly contact us. We are currently sending additional donations to Kyrgyzstan to help alleviate extreme poverty as the country is shut down due to Covid-19. This money helps to buy flour, oil and hand sanitiser for families with several children in poorer districts of Bishkek and in the Bazar Korgon area.