Raise aspirations with Big Me!
16-20 October 2017
If you’re looking for simple school fundraising ideas, we’ve got something you’ll love.
ActionAid’s Big Me week is an opportunity to raise your pupil’s aspirations and teach them about other children’s lives around the world.
Simply pick a day between 16-20 Oct 2017, ask your students to dress as their dream job, and use our free resources to open minds whilst raising money to change lives.
You'll be able to sign up from 22 May 2017. To register your interest, or for more information, please email email@example.com
How it works
Sign up from 22nd May
We’ll send you everything you need for a magical trip to the future
Dress up and raise aspirations
Send in your money and change children’s lives, for good
Why does ActionAid exist?
Millions of children in countries all around the world live in poverty. And more than one billion people, mostly women and girls, lack a basic education – that means often they don’t get the chance to go to school and they never learn to read and write.
At ActionAid we think that every child has the right to food, shelter, basic healthcare and free, quality education, wherever they live in the world.
1.2 billion people have to survive on less than £1 a day
750 million people don't have clean drinking water
57 million children aged 5 - 11 years old do not go to school
68 million children have to go to school hungry
Who will your money help?
Joshua, from Nigeria, attended an ActionAid schools camp where he learnt about the importance of education.
“If you go to school you will be something great in the future. I want to be a doctor in my village because a lot of people are sick. I will be treating the my grandfather and people who are not well.
Girls can be something great in the future – what a man can do a girl can do – it is good for everyone to get the right education for girls and boys.”
By taking part in Big Me you will make sure ActionAid can work with more children like Joshua. Helping them to change their lives, for good.
What could your money provide?
£15 could provide a Jerry can so families can collect water
£50 could provide solar lanterns so children can do their homework
£174 could provide a donkey so families can go to the market
£411 could train a midwife so babies can be born safely