At Valutrades we are proud to support education. To help dozens of children in Brazil, we have made donations which contributed to the development and improvement of the daycare centre "Centro de Formação Semente da Vida", situated in Campinas - in the state of Sao Paulo.
The daycare centre currently serves 149 children from 6 months to 6 years old, with the mission to bring education to the lives of each child. The daycare is a non-profit institution that is maintained through partner-contributors, subsidies from partners such as FEAC and Campinas City Hall, and social events.
Valutrades contributions helped with the important task of updating classrooms, making them a better environment for children's education. The flooring has been replaced, electrical improvements have been made to provide appropriate lighting, new fans have been installed, blackboards replaced and fresh paint applied.
Semente da Vida's mission is to contribute to the formation of ethical, creative and conscious children, developing their cooperative abilities, sense of responsibility, and awakening them to the notion they can thrive, grow and rewrite their own futures.
The president of the daycare centre, Fernando, was very happy with our contribution, their first international donation received. "Valutrades generous contributions have been received in an especial dire moment, allowing Semente da Vida to refurbish one of our classrooms. We were able to install new flooring, improve the lighting fixtures, rearrange fans and repaint everything! This classroom is now Semente da Vida's reference room! Our students thank you all very much!"
The opportunity to help the ones in need during this very critic moment we are facing this year is extremely gratifying and motivates Valutrades to believe that every contribution that supports education is an important step towards a better world.Read More
The baby bank is using the majority of the funds to buy Christmas presents for families living in poverty within the Lewisham and Greenwich Boroughs of London.
MammaKind started supporting vulnerable mothers in early April, at the height of the pandemic, and became a charity on 22 May. Since it’s inception the organisation has provided hundreds of local families with the essentials they need to look after their children including food, toiletries and clothing. The charity has also prevented over £100,000 of new baby products from being incinerated and distributed them to families in poverty instead.
Kirsty Lowe, Trustee at MammaKind, said: “Valutrades generous donation means many families, who otherwise could not afford presents, will have a happy Christmas this year. We are deeply grateful to have the opportunity to make Christmas special for those who have suffered the most.”
The charity has focused on buying branded products, including marvel action figures and Lego, to ensure children have equality with their peers and feel worthy, valued and excited by their presents.
Graeme Watkins, CEO at Valutrades said: “We really wanted to ensure the money went directly to those who needed it most and knew that MammaKind would make this happen. We are delighted to have the opportunity to make a direct and positive impact on vulnerable families at Christmas.”
Kirsty Lowe continued: “2020 has been a hard year for many but those on the breadline have felt the impact of Covid 19 the most. These presents mean families can end the year on a high.”
MammaKind will be distributing the products to families referred to them by partners who include other charities and health professionals. Clients are usually women who experience multiple disadvantage as a result of being in poverty.