THE BIG GIVE
Christmas Challenge 2019
TRAIN HEALTHWORKERS - SAVE LIVES
on the Big Give website to Double your Donation!
The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019 is now live! Donations will be doubled until midday on Tuesday December 10th or until the match fund runs out.
Community healthworkers save lives in villages where there are no doctors. They educate their neighbours about sanitation, nutrition and common illnesses and encourage antenatal care and immunisations. They’re the first to repond when someone is ill or injured or a mother is in labour.
PONT has already trained over 1000 healthworkers but their knowledge now needs updating and we’ve only covered around half the villages in Mbale region – the others still have no healthworkers. With your help we can do something to change that.
How does the Big Give Christmas Challenge work?
- some generous donors have pledged £11,250 to create a ‘match pot’
- donations you make through the Big Give website during challenge week will be DOUBLED from that pot
- everything we raise will be sent to Mbale to help our Ugandan partners train and support volunteer healthworkers
Donations achieve twice as much during the challenge.
Your £12.50 becomes £25 and £25 could provide two days’ update training to a volunteer health worker.
Your £50 becomes £100 and £100 could train a brand new health worker for a village of up to 700 people.
For just one week we can have twice the impact – so we want to raise enough to deliver update training to 500 committed volunteers and train 75 brand new healthworkers.
“We are trained on how to help the community improve health and sanitation. In our community malaria is not there.”
Consulate, Alice and Carolyne
“After she was trained, she reduced maternal and child deaths in her community. Her community loves her.”
“We really tried to mobilise the community to take their children for immunisation, to put them under mosquito nets.”