Sustain Textiles is proud to announce that for every school uniform set made a $1 will be donated to Project Kindy.
About Project Kindy
Sustain Textiles is humbled to be partnering with Project Kindy and having the opportunity to support their amazing cause and mission for providing Kindergarten education and help fulfil basic nutrition for kids in Malawi.
When we started our company we wanted to make a little difference with our school uniforms – whether it was environmental, ethical manufacturing, treating every person involved with fairness and now we have managed to create a small tight knit unit.
When we first heard about Project Kindy from Donna Power, it connected and touched us instantly. The basic needs of food, water and getting education should be every child’s right.
Bonpinda School uniforms is a big part of our business and when we realised how big of a difference an Australian dollar can make – it was almost organic for us to say that we will donate $1 per uniform set made to Project Kindy.
We are aware that there are lot of hardships in many different parts of world, this is just a small step!
Here’s a little bit about why Malawi and the work Project Kindy is doing there:
Why Malawi & the work of Project Kindy
In Malawi, people live what is called a subsistence lifestyle, where they rely on the land and the weather for the small amount of food they grow for themselves.
Donna and Julie visited Malawi in May this year, and understood for the first time that they only harvest their food for a third of the year, roughly from April to July. So for 2 thirds of the year, they don’t harvest any crops – they don’t get new food. For us, that would be like all the grocery shops and fresh food markets only being open from April to July.
As we know, children are amongst the most vulnerable to starvation and malnutrition. Project Kindy provides kindergarten lunches to provide food security for these particular kids who at times have very little or nothing to eat.
Project Kindy donors enable the children to enjoy regular, nutritious lunches that fill up their tummies and they also empower the children long term with early years education. The kindergartens are started, built and run by the village community themselves which gives them enormous pride and hope and improves community attitudes to education.
Project Kindy’s dream is to empower more children and teachers at the grassroots level in Malawi. Direct impacts are powerful and the outcomes are impressive when people step up to achieve a common goal together. Generosity is a part of our hearts, it feels right and it simply makes us feel good.
Donating to Project Kindy is one way to make an easy and tangible difference in the lives of many children and their communities.