Running for Mwatate

Total raised

from a target of £6,000.00

Total raised (+ Gift Aid)


Offline total


Education Exchange has won a place in the Charity Ballot for the 2017 London Marathon. We are delighted that Tim Shorten, one of our co-founders, is taking on the challenge and helping us to make the most of this opportunity to raise funds and publicise what we do. Tim aims to raise £4000 to support our work

Education Exchange is a family-run charity. We've been in existence since 2003. We support local people in and around Wundanyi in the province of Taita, southern Kenya.

We support four projects in Kenya:  

  • two IT Training Centres
  • a Health Centre 
  • a Community Organisation which gives loans and undertakes environmental projects
  • a Children's Home with over 30 children of all ages

We also work in a number of UK schools in partnership with the Kenyan High Commission in London.

Everything Tim raises in his epic Marathon run will go to help Mwatate Children's Home carry out a complete refurbishment of their facilities:new furniture and kitchen equipment, better bedding, fresh paint. If you help us raise enough we will fund school and university fees for the older children.

Over the last 13 years we have built up close working relationships with many local people. We have enabled them to climb out of poverty, improve their income levels, gain IT qualifications, build a business, educate their kids, stay healthy. We aim to help people help themselves. Life in Kenya is much more precarious for most people than our lives are in the UK, but we have seen amazing examples of talent and determination leading to individual growth and success.

Since 2003 we have raised over £100,000 and every penny has gone to help our Kenyan partners: with Education Exchange there are no admin costs or on-costs. For more details see

Select the amount you wish to give

£10.00  £10 pays the monthly internet cost at the Home

£20.00  £20 keeps orphan Victoria at school for a month

£50.00  £50 buys seeds & fertiliser to grow vegetables

£100.00  £100 pays a months wages for the Home Manager

Tim Shorten

Total raised:
£3537.42 (excl Gift Aid)


Total donations: £3,609.00



£30.00 (+ £7.50 giftaid)

Well done! Sorry for the delay



£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)



£85.00 (+ £21.25 giftaid)



£300.00 (+ £75.00 giftaid)



£40.00 (+ £10.00 giftaid)

Well done Tim! Great effort.



£110.00 (+ £27.50 giftaid)

Well done Tim. Great effort!





£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

Well done, you did it!

Marie Miller


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Well done Tim.



£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

Well done Tim - what an amazing achievement ! Much love from all the Bessey's xxxx


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