The Penningtons Manches Charitable Foundation welcomed charities Karuna Action and the Child Promotion School to its London office on Monday 15 October 2018. Representatives from both organisations provided an update on the work they undertake, as well as how members of staff at Penningtons Manches can get involved. Since its launch in 2017, the foundation has supported a number of national and local organisations through charitable giving and pro bono initiatives. The foundation has a broad outlook, but focuses in particular on vulnerable groups, education projects and community work.
Karuna Action aims to eradicate extreme poverty through sustainable, relational projects. It works closely with the Child Promotion School, a nursery and primary school in Lugala, a suburb of Kampala, Uganda, which was founded in 2011 by Joel Amonde to offer year round boarding facilities and education to children from a local slum area. The school is run by founder Joel and Karuna Action director Simon Hannington, and offers education services to over 500 children who are taught by 38 members of staff across 15 classrooms.
Among the Penningtons Manches staff members who have already supported the charities are CEO David Raine and head of finance Jennifer Henwood. David introduced the work of the charities to the foundation following his visit to Uganda in February 2018 while Jennifer has donated self-publish children’s books to the school. Chair of the Penningtons Manches Charitable Foundation Gillian Rivers presented the books to Joel and Simon during the event. The foundation has also donated funds for a vital medical facility at the school, which was built by Karuna Action staff.
For more information about Karuna Action and the Child Promotion School, please visit the website here.