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Who are we?

We’re an extremely ambitious group of individuals at EduCrate and have only been working together since November 2015. In that time, we have managed to ship two crates full of educational resources to our pilot project school in Nairobi and raised nearly £2,500. We have secured corporate sponsorship from local businesses, for the first 6 crates and have run five sold out fundraisers in Brighton. We have created a bespoke volunteer platform via facebook and recently one of our volunteers joined the charity more officially, as a member of the trustee board.

We are applying for funding through trusts and sponsors and hope to be registered by 2017.

We all currently work full time and meet just once per week. We need lots more advice and assistance from expert organisations to help us progress, we also need at least two more trustees to come on board.

Click here to find out what the EduCrate team are working on this week.

Jemma

Founder

Jemma has loved working in education across many different roles the past five years. She currently teaches Geography and dreams of taking her educational experience abroad to change the lives of students living in poverty. Jemma uses her passion for educational equality to drive EduCrate and ensure the charity can one day work in Asia, South America and expand into more countries in Africa.

'The amount of educational surplus in UK schools is truly shocking. EduCrate promotes my values and recycles resources to those who can most benefit from them. It is an honour to watch grow.'

Adam

Trustee Head and Web Manager

Currently CEO of Bidlogix Adam has a vast experience in growing small to medium sized enterprises and is extremely passionate about fundraising for good causes.

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Anna

Social Media Manager

Anna is the assistant editor of two monthly photography magazines –  both of which have a strong international readership in the app and print versions. Her aim is to use her experience in copy writing, picture editing and managing the titles' social media channels to establish EduCrate's online community and develop it into an active network, so people worldwide can help reach our goal of #educationalempowerment.

    Sarah

    Volunteer Manager

    Sarah currently works for a charity in the education sector helping adults to gain qualifications and improve their prospects. She also works with young people on a one to one and group basis, supporting them to improve their outcomes and achieve their aspirations. She is passionate about promoting personal growth and empowerment, no matter of age or background! Sarah is looking forward to working with a dynamic group of volunteers who share EduCrate's vision and make the dream a reality.

     

      Will

      Event Co-ordinator

      Will's background is in sports-media, having worked on a mixture of globally televised coverage of football, cricket and frisbee. Will is passionate about encouraging sports participation and acted as Ultimate Frisbee coach to children of mixed age groups. He hopes to bring his skills and experience to EduCrate and engage students abroad who do not have access to basic sports education.

      Katy

      Account Manager

      Katy Cross ACCA has worked in Finance for several global companies for many years. She has a passion for education and believes that everyone has the right to the same start in life, regardless of background or nationality . She hopes working with EduCrate will ensure the charitable donations will be fully utilised and go some way to ensuring the charity fulfills its potential and objectives; and that education will continue to change lives.

        Theo

        Link School Consultant

        Theo is a physicist and science teacher, teaching at a comprehensive secondary school in West Sussex. Having worked on environmental projects in developing countries, he has experienced first-hand the difficulties that remote communities face in obtaining the resources we take for granted.

        Theo's role in EduCrate is to ensure linked schools are mutually benefitting from their relationship.  He will help local schools to identify which of their education materials are laying unused, and how these resources can be put to better use in schools around the globe.

        Megan

        Fundraising Manager

        Megan is a fundraiser for a national charity, specializing in trust, corporate and major donor fundraising. She is passionate about International Development and ensuring everyone has the same access to education and opportunity. She would like to leave this world better than she found it.

          Naomi

          Link Co-ordinator

          Naomi is a Primary school teacher in the city centre of Brighton. She has been teaching for over a decade and is passionate about ensuring all children have access to the education and resources they need, regardless of circumstance or location.

          Naomi has also been part of a major British Council project linking schools in Brighton and Hove with schools in Malawi. She spent time working in schools there and has seen how desperately such schools are in need of resources. Naomi hopes to bring all these skills and experiences to EduCrate to help us build up our link schools. She loves talking to new people and getting them on board with our mission to help empower students.