Chairman’s Report – Kishan Vasani
I’m pleased to report that it has been a good 12 months for One Cause. The continued efforts of our Trustees ensured that we have raised funds at a consistent level that secures the long-term future of our initiatives.
At Nirvana School in India, projects like the installation of solar power have been a success but other challenges remain. One of the biggest being immersion of the English language. Significant strides have been made but we’ve not yet reached our ambitious target where English is the first language of the school, to be spoken daily and fully by teachers and students alike.
In Uganda, Auro School continues to progress through a mix of practical and sustainable investments, for example the purchase of manual and electrical tools has improved quality of teaching. We’ve also replicated successful ideas from Nirvana School, such as graduation day. Despite this, we still face many challenges including the technical upskilling of teachers and improving the tracking of academic performance.
The ‘Sponsor a Student’ scheme remains as popular as ever for both schools and is a significant portion (19%) of our funds raised. Overall, we raised £52,648.
The Board of Trustees and I wish to thank all of our wonderful supporters whose commitment and giving nature has ensured that we have made real progress towards our mission to tackle poverty through education.
Chairman, One Cause