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School Linking Programme

Bring the world into your classroom - link with a school in Africa today!

School linking provides a unique opportunity to transform the lives of children in both the UK and Africa. Your students will learn about important international issues, and provide life-changing support to a partner school in rural Africa.

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What can your students learn?

Establishing an international school link gives students, both at your school and in Africa, important awareness of global issues:

  • Our school linking programme improves students’ knowledge and understanding of other cultures, the wider world and their own role as global citizens
  • Students can discuss the issues that affect their lives, build relationships, and a respect for diversity
  • They can also benefit from unique teaching resources that add a new dimension to lessons
  • Your students will gain a better understanding of the work of charities

How we'll support you

For a minimum donation of £1,000 a year we will link you with a primary school in an area where we work. 

Your donation will help us to continue our vital work in the community, while your connection with the school will allow you to hear about the impact of your support through the experience of the children you are helping.

We can guarantee you and your students a rich and rewarding experience that stays with you for many years to come.

Packages

We offer four different packages so you can choose the level of fundraising and time you are able to commit to:

Platinum Link

  • Raise £25,000 over two years
  • Become Build Africa Student Ambassadors and promote our work beyond your classroom. (e.g. hold community fundraising events, get other schools in your area involved or secure coverage for Build Africa in local media)

This is a multi-year partnership. The funds can be raised over two years with a minimum of £12,500 raised during the first year.

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We provide:

  • A full profile of your linked school and its community cluster
  • Bi-annual letter exchange*
  • Bi-annual feedback on your school’s community cluster (mid-term and final report)
  • A final "Thank You" from your school once the fundraising target has been met
  • A fundraising kit and ongoing fundraising support
  • Free school resources, including lesson plans designed by teachers to explore the culture of sub-Saharan Africa and the issues faced by schools
  • Inclusion in our supporter newsletter
  • An annual presentation at your school by Build Africa staff (depending on distance from London)
  • Up to 30 free Build Africa T-shirts
  • Discounts in our online shop
  • The opportunity to visit your linked school community

Gold Link

  • Raise £10,000 in one year
  • Become Build Africa Student Ambassadors and promote our work beyond your classroom. (e.g. hold community fundraising events, get other schools in your area involved or secure coverage for Build Africa in local media)
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We provide:

  • A full profile of your linked school and its community cluster
  • Bi-annual letter exchange*
  • Bi-annual feedback on your school’s community cluster (mid-term and final report)
  • A final “Thank You” from your school once the fundraising target has been met
  • A fundraising kit and ongoing fundraising support
  • Free school resources, including lesson plans designed by teachers to explore the culture of sub-Saharan Africa and the issues faced by schools
  • Inclusion in our supporter newsletter
  • An annual presentation at your school by Build Africa staff (depending on distance from London)
  • Up to 30 free Build Africa T-shirts
  • Discounts in our online shop

Silver Link

  • Raise £5,000 per year
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We provide:

  • A full profile of your linked school and its community cluster
  • Bi-annual letter exchange*
  • Annual feedback on your school’s community cluster, in the form of a final report
  • A final “Thank You” from your school once the fundraising target has been met
  • A fundraising kit and ongoing fundraising support
  • Free school resources, including lesson plans designed by teachers to explore the culture of sub-Saharan Africa and the issues faced by schools
  • Inclusion in our supporter newsletter
  • A Skype presentation at your school by Build Africa staff
  • Discounts in our online shop

Bronze Link

  • Raise £1,000 per year
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We provide:

  • A full profile of your linked school and its community cluster
  • Annual letter exchange*
  • Annual feedback on your school’s community cluster, in the form of a final report
  • A final “Thank You” from your school once the fundraising target has been met
  • A fundraising kit and ongoing fundraising support
  • Free school resources, including lesson plans designed by teachers to explore the culture of sub-Saharan Africa and the issues faced by schools
  • Inclusion in our supporter newsletter
  • Discounts in our online shop

*A maximum of 32 personal letters can be written per exchange. You can encourage the wider school to take part by drawing pictures, making educational posters, writing stories, and keeping diaries about their school day.

Become a linked school

Interested in linking your school? Click to find out more, or email [email protected] and we'll send you everything you need to get started. We'll only use the information you provide to deal with your request.
 

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