Our valued supporters
We are supported by local businesses such as Akamba Garden Centre in Solihull and also Imagination Street in Bromsgrove. Matt Jinks joint owner of Imagination Street, a fun and creative play centre for children, felt that it was important to support a charity that enhanced the lives of children in most need. The business is organising a series of fundraising activities with the aim of contributing to the £10,000 needed to extend Brainhouse Academy buildings. Click here to read more.
We are generously supported with donations of funds and equipment. In Sept 2011, Mitsubishi Electric donated two photovoltaic panels to mount at the school in order to power a pump to draw water up from a borehole in the grounds.
Mitsubishi Electric has a mission to make a world of difference to peoples’ lives by helping them heat, cool, ventilate and power their environments through the use of advanced technology. This donation of solar panels will provide the school with a safe and reliable source of electricity and provide for the pumping of water – ‘A dream of our school’, as the staff told us.
The solar power has helped provide lighting to enable the children to carry on with their studies on cloudy days and at night, so that they have the best chance to improve their own education and build a better life for themselves and their communities.
We have worked in partnership with a UK based charity called Seeds for Africa who supported the planting of sustainable vegetables at the school. We received a donation from them for a further water storage facility and their representative in Kenya is also providing first hand support.
We are working closely with a number of schools, our current partner being Windsor High School and Sixth Form in Halesowen. Other schools in Dudley and Manchester have also been involved in a Teacher Exchange Programme, developing resources and activities for teaching at Brainhouse Academy, creating sports opportunities for the children and developing themselves throughout the process. Click here to read some impressions from Windsor staff during our recent visit.
ACEF is also working with the Girlguiding Association in the West Midlands and we are always keen to broaden relationships with educational establishments.