A CHARITY who have recently moved into premises in Uttoxeter are appealing for volunteers to ‘help change the world’.
Krizevac Project is a unique, locally-based charity who have recently moved to their new warehouse premises on Brookside Business Park, Uttoxeter.
The charity’s Unique Selling Point comes from the fact that they don’t ask for donations, preferring to raise all funds through trade and enterprise.
Recent successes for the Krizevac Project include building a school for nearly 2,000 children in Malawi, Africa.
They have also built the first ever children’s centre which provides free day care for orphans and vulnerable children as well as training and health care for families.
Recently, they have also constructed a large adult training college where locals gain qualifications in useful working skills to enable them to get work.
Courses on offer include those in IT, leadership, tailoring and more.
All the activities are funded by Malawian-lead not-for-profit enterprises.
The charity supply donated books, bikes and sewing machines which are shipped from the UK, then the Malawian team work hard to turn unwanted items into income for their own community.
The Krizevac project aim to give one of the poorest countries in the world ‘a hand up, not a hand-out’.
The launch of the UK-based enterprise in Uttoxeter will allow the project to begin selling books online, with 100% of income generated to be sent directly to develop the African communities.
Uttoxeter residents with spare time who are thinking of volunteering are invited to help out with this exciting and unique charity venture at the Brookside business unit where they will be based.
People who wish to get involved in the book project, who have a minimum of two hours a week available to help out are invited to get in touch to become a volunteer.
Volunteers will have the job of sorting through the donated books, finding out which ones sell the best and listing them on the Internet for sale.
Zoe Kasiya, UK resources manager at Krizevac said: “A little bit of computer know-how is useful, but training and support will be offered to all so you don’t need any previous experience.
“There is a bit of lifting involved for volunteers.
“We keep costs down by keeping our warehouse premises basic and simple so we can spend as much as possible where it’s needed in Malawi.
“All hard work and discomfort is rewarded by the knowledge that we are transforming lives.”
The vision of Krizevac is to serve communities as customers rather than beneficiaries.
They start and nurture, sustainable businesses as a means of providing ongoing income for their charitable work.
They aim to have helped 15 communities across a number of African countries by 2033, continuing to help organisations succeed by constructing quality buildings and by providing essential equipment and skilled volunteers to make the projects in these deprived areas happen.
Further information on becoming a volunteer as well as more information on the project can be obtained from Zoe Kasiya via telephone on 01543 888494 or 07545406160 or via email at email@example.com
Further charity information is available online at: www.krizevac.org