We Collaborate with organisations around the world, fighting some of the most pressing issues in our society.
Once every two minutes, a child dies from malaria. A deadly, yet preventable tropical disease caused by a single mosquito bite.
Malaria is responsible for half a million deaths every year and 400 million people falling ill. Sadly children under five are the most vulnerable, accounting for 70% of deaths. Not only is malaria a threat to humans, but it’s also an economic problem, being the single greatest drain on the African economy.
Antima sent mosquito nets to Ghana, a country that is ranked among the top regions for malaria incidents each year. Malaria was responsible for 19% of all recorded deaths in Ghana in 2015, but thankfully declined to 4.2% in 2016. This is due to better health options, education and malaria nets distribution.
The nets we donated were distributed to a primary school and a presentation was organized to educate children and parents on the danger of malaria and how to use the nets properly.
Zulufadder is a charitable organization that promotes education and self-reliance among young people from rural communities in South Africa. What started as a soup kitchen is now a multifaceted organization that helps disadvantaged children and their families in and around the city of Eshowe. They provide food, education, clothing, medical treatment and other forms of support.
Our collaboration with Zulufadder started out in 2016 when we donated 450 double wool blankets to keep families warm during the coldest months of the year.
Since then we have been on several trips organizing food donations to villages, giving out food packs, clothes, toys, candles, rain jackets, sanitary supplies and school supplies. We also participated in building fences around vegetable gardens, handed out gardening equipment and seeds as well as a giving a new home to a family in desperate need.
On our very first trip to South Africa we visited Gratton School in Eshowe. We participated in classes and talked to teachers who told us that the school was in need of school books. Up to that point they had to write everything on the board witch would take up a lot of their time. To help out we donated books for every subject and to every student who attends the school. Hopefully that would make learning faster and easier, both in the classroom and at home.
In 2010, Gratton had just ten students, now the school teaches 350.
Maiti Nepal was born out of a crusade to protect Nepali girls and women from crimes, such as domestic violence, trafficking for flesh trade, child prostitution, child labour and torture. The organization has so far rescued 39,964 girls and women and convicted over 1,601 traffickers. The organization has also managed to get 1,453 people into higher education, 2,720 in job replacements, 25,320 in rehabilitation services, and offered legal services to 18.055 victims.
Since its inception in 1993, The Child Protection Center (CPC) of Maiti Nepal stands as one of their most successful preventative strategies and is today the residence for 250 children. They provide formal education to the children as well as legal –and medical support.
We have been on two trips to visit Maiti Nepal. During our time there we joined border controls, visited HIV/AIDS hospices and provided support to the women working at CPC. We also donated animals for animal therapy, participated at the school and kindergarten, and spent time with kids in the orphanage.
During our first trip in 2017 we upgraded the floors in the newborn/ baby room, making the rooms warmer and more suitable for young children. In addition to donating clothes, toys and other requested items we also supported the center with sanitary equipment and baby diapers as this is one of the biggest expenses.
In 2018 and 2019 we presented bikes to children in need through Bikes for Rights – a foundation started by Maiti Nepal to protect the kids that have a long journey to school, or who live in areas where children are often kidnapped. We had the honor of handing over the bikes ourselves.
Collective Calling was established in 2015 to help the beach rescues and camp support of refugees. They are currently completing the construction of the “Centre of Hope” in the town of Kasulu, Tanzania a transitional rescue centre for children living on the street. In collaboration with ANCO, the project is taking steps to provide food and shelter, whilst empowering, equipping and educating children. On September the 19th 2019, the COH was officially opened. The project also includes the implementation of the agape-children reunification model, working to reunite families or find permanent homes for these children.
We have visited various homeless communities, donating clothes, shoes, food, cookers, sleeping bags and tents. We have also donated furniture, kitchen appliances and work-appropriate clothing for interviews at the Collaborative Care home. This is a place where the homeless can come for food, take a shower and get help with job applications.
Lastly we teamed up to organize food distribution to local Marbella community centers for the poor and homeless.We are currently planning a trip in the beginning of 2021 to visit the orphanage and further help with the school program.
RED partners with the world’s most iconic brands which contribute profits from the sale of RED branded products and experiences to the Global Fund. The project has generated more than $650 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. 100% of the money goes to work on the ground, with no overheads taken. RED takes its name from the color red, which represents an emergency.
After repeatedly seeing their great work and outstanding results we decided to make a direct donation to the organisation.
The Rohingya are a persecuted ethnic minority who have been violently evicted from Myanmar by Buddhist extremists. Over the past year, 700,000 Rohingya have been driven from their homes and are now residing in refugee camps in Bangladesh. Their living conditions are already dire and to make it worse monsoon season is fast approaching. Most of these refugees are living in makeshift plastic shelters and have little or no cover from the rain. Most of the Myanmar people are suffering from severe trauma as the last year has been filled with terror and life-threatening experiences. The refugee camp has received international attention and multiple organizations are working on building bamboo shelters that will protect them from the monsoon season.
Antima has participated in raising money to build bamboo houses for refugees. In total $1,836,000 has been raised for the camp and Antima are proud to be a part of the initiative.
The Mother Teresa Foundation is a non-government development organization working to support the unwanted, uncared, and unloved in society. The most terrible poverty in the world is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved. Since its inception, and following in the footsteps of its patron Mother Teresa, The foundation has been concentrating in the field of education and healthcare for the poor and downtrodden. The foundation has been collaborating with other agencies, both governmental and non-governmental, towards bringing up poor children, women and farmers in the mainstream of life.
Antima visited and financially supported a Mother Teresa orphanage in Mumbai, India. While visiting the center we met residents and had the opportunity to spend time with both children and adults. Most have a physical or mental disability and for different reasons do not have the option to live with their relatives.
Our contribution was to help with any expense the orphanage was unable to afford.
Lonely Whale is an organization dedicated to raising awareness of single-use plastic and the damage it is causing our oceans. The organization is responsible for international campaigns such as #stopsucking, #makeasplash and Catch The Wave which not only educated people on the issue, but also changed laws and regulations.
Their next goal, in alignment with UN SDG 14.1, is to have stopped a minimum of 25,000 tonnes of plastics: the equivalent of 1.2 billion single-use plastic water bottles, from entering the ocean by the end of the year 2025.
Our love and passion for the ocean led us to research which organisations really stood out and made the most impact. After repeatedly seeing the amazing work of Lonely Whale we decided to make a direct donation to the organisation.