“We would like to be sustainable and make our organisation stand by itself and even support others doing similar work in the future. This is important to us because we know the potential of our community to stand on our own feet, we don’t want to be reliant on outside aid and we know that it is possible.”
Kilines Sekwiha, Founder of the Queen Elizabeth Academy
The Queen Elizabeth Academy currently relies on outside organisations to support its vital work, including the Mlali Community Trust, Mama Hope and Pamoja. But Kilines and the team do not want this to be the case forever.
The leadership are always working on ideas for moving the school towards further sustainability. For the team, this means designing all that they do in a regenerative way. It means developing locally controlled sources of funding that grow through time rather than run out, allowing for financial security and freedom of direction. It means the responsible stewarding of the environment so that the planet continues to produce for future generations. It means education - both child and adult - increasing community consciousness about their potential to affect change for themselves and others. It means growing in a way that allows the school to be a resource to other people who want to do something similar in their community too.
Here are the sustainability initiatives that are currently being implemented. If there are any that really resonate with you and you would like to find out more about them and how to invest, please get in touch and we can start a conversation about it!