Giving and getting involved

To give a contribution, download and print this involvement form in PDF format.

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If you want to give securely online, you can donate via http://www.justgiving.com/aet/donate/.

To get involved in our projects

Sponsorship is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. If you do not have a sponsorship and Gift Aid form then please contact the AET office and we will send you forms by return.
  2. Fill out the sponsorship form and send it in to the AET office with your bank cheque or standing order details. Remember if you are a UK tax payer you can increase the value of your sponsorship by completing the Gift Aid section of the form.
  3. When the photo of your child arrives - stick it on the fridge and think of them every day. For just £5 per week your sponsorship has brought hope and changed a life!

When you sign up to become a Kids Aid sponsor we will give you details of the child you are sponsoring. Within 4 weeks of receiving your first sponsorship payment we will send you a photo and description of your child and their background. Every year you will receive two updates from AET. At least one of these updates will come from Africa and will include a new photo and details of how your child is developing and progressing at school. You will also receive the regular AET newsletters telling you more of what we are doing in Africa. If you wish, you are free to write to your child or send birthday or other cards. If the child can write we will encourage them to reply to you, otherwise a field officer will do so on their behalf. Some sponsors like to send a personal gift or even visit their child in Africa. All this is possible and we will help facilitate this for you.

Sometimes this means helping a child find a boarding school or a suitable school for their needs. Though primary education in Zambia is meant to be free (in practice, it isn’t always), that is not the case with secondary education. We will do what we can to see the child trained for adult life so they are empowered to become self-supporting. Often we have to help with a child’s home situation as the homes and living conditions are very poor. This also helps other children and family members. So as well as education the child will receive clothes and food supplements while the family will receive other help to enable them to break out of their poverty.

Other involvement

Some people are keen to explore other ways of helping out! You could run the London Marathon for AET and raise a significant sum of money to help our work, see our most recent newsletter in PDF format for more information on how to apply. We occasionally run building teams – let us know if this interests you and we will contact you when the next one is planned. We’re always delighted to hear practical suggestions from people, so do get in touch at office@aetuk.org if you have some ideas and relevant skills.