SHOW TRANSPARENCY

It is particularly important to us to guarantee 100% transparency for our sponsors. On the one hand, this means disclosing our donation expenses and communicating with the sponsors about their sponsored child.

DONATION EXPENSES

100% of your donation as a sponsor of a school child goes directly to the child. You pay us $ 50 for the school fees, we take this $ 50 and pass it directly to the school office. If a sponsored child also needs new birth papers, these can be obtained through a one-time donation of $ 15. For Children who go to preschool we have to pay a lower school fee. In this case, the $ 50 is used for the child’s first school equipment, such as a school bag, uniform, school utensils, etc. If you would like to support your sponsored child additionally, you are of course also welcome to do so. We are already taking care of food support from the sponsor and sending clothing donations to the children in the slums. Upon request, the generous sponsor can be presented with any receipt of a purchase, shipment or other item.
In addition, it is possible for the sponsor to contact the sponsored child. We organize video chats, pass on letters and read them to the child in the local language, send pictures from the first day of school and report on progress in school.

Donations to the organization are used for several things. On the one hand, we are supporting our local partner, Bonface Kangonga. Bonface himself lives in the Soweto slums and is the most important connection between me, Lea Sophie Kabitzsch, the sponsors and the sponsored children. He records their stories, forwards them to me, pays the school fees and takes the child to the first day of school. He has a lot of work that I’m trying to get rewarded. On the other hand, important internal processes in the organization are supported with the donations: costs for the website, money transfer payments, advertising measures, registration costs in Germany and Kenya and the creation of a reserve as “emergency money”. The so-called “emergency money” refers to the short-term additional support for families in the slum. Unfortunately, it has often happened that a family has got into an emergency and needed additional support. In such cases we take over e.g. buying food or financing a stay in a women’s shelter if the mother has to flee with her children.

REGISTRATION OF THE ASSOCIATION

We are currently in the registration phase of our organization as a non-profit association. Since this process is being delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic and we still want to take on corporate customers as soon as possible, we have looked for solutions. We have decided to also register as “UNDER Lea’s INTERNATIONAL NGO” in Kenya, which will give us the opportunity to send out donation receipts soon. The registration of an NGO in Kenya only takes about 3 weeks. We hope that the registration in Germany will not take too long.

QUESTIONS FOR MORE TRANSPARENCY?

If you have any further questions or suggestions about transparency or the registration of the organization, please write in the comments or send us a message.

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Blackboard77,00 €

What should we write here? A classroom without a blackboard is not a classroom.

 

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Blackboard77,00 €

What should we write here? A classroom without a blackboard is not a classroom.

 

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Bricks15,50 € for 10 bricks

To build our school we sure need bricks. For 155,00 € we can buy 350 bricks in Kenya.

 

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Chair20,00 €

We calculate around 20 chairs per classroom.

 

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Desk25,00 €

We calculate around 11 tables per classroom.

 

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High bed50,00 €

We would like to teach our kids to grow their own vegetables and therefore we would like to have five high beds in our courtyard.

 

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Iron sheets13,00 €

For the roof of the school, we would like to install iron sheets, with an individual value of 13.00 €. Further costs arise during the assembly.

 

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Lamp10,00 €

To create a perfect study enviroment we plan to install around 6 to 8 lamps per classroom.

 

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Roof3.000,00 €

For the roof of the school we need about 6,000 bricks, with an individual value of 3.00 €. Further costs arise during the assembly.

School bus20.000,00 €

In order to bring our school children safely from home to school and back, we need a school bus.

 

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School clock100,00 €

To always know the time (and knowing when you're to late for class) we would like to install a school clock.

 

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ShelfBig shelf: 47,00 € 

Schoolbook: 5,00 € per book

Little shelf: 3,00 € per child

Pencils: 1,60 € for 10 pencils

 

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Sign50,00 €

To identify the school, we would like to put a large nameplate above the front door. Production and assembly together cost € 50.00.

Sign160,00 €

We would like to say thank you to all the sponsors and place a sign in front of the school to appreciate the donations properly.

 

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Slide385,00 €

To keep our kids entertained during the break we would like to install a slide in our courtyard.

 

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Solar panel1.150,00 €

To provide our school with enough electricity we would like to install six solar panels on the roof.

 

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Swing385,00 €

To keep our kids entertained during the break we would like to install a swing in our courtyard.

 

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Window65,00 €

To install a window in the school, we need about 65.00 €. Give the children a view.

Window120,00 €

To install a window in the school, we need about 65.00 €. Give the children a view.

 

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