The Soko Fund
Welcome to THE SOKO FUND a small Scottish-registered education charity devoted exclusively (and uniquely) to securing university education for women in Malawi – one of the poorest countries in the world.
Poverty means that aid to Malawi is focussed first and foremost on food, then health (AIDS is rife) then basic school education. Understandably university education gets almost no attention.
Experience has shown, though, that it has immense benefits, especially for women -- individual women and their extended families can look to a far brighter future, local universities can counter the ‘brain drain,’ and the whole country is able to capitalize on indigenous female talent. That’s why THE SOKO FUND exists.
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Wee Jaunt 2018
Wee Jaunt 2018
On 9th September, two of our youngest supporters, Ayimna (9) and Razelé (6) took part in The Wee Jaunt Edinburgh, which is a 10 mile cycle from Linlithgow to Edinburgh. Thank you to everyone who supported them - the girls raised over £1400 to support women in Malawi to gain access to education, which is fantastic.
The Wee Jaunt was not the only race with Soko Cyclists in it and there were teams from the Soko Fund and our partner organisation, Mamie Martin Fund, in the Wee Jaunt Falkirk in May, and on the Classic 45 mile cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh in September.
We are delighted that the team exceeded our target, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, and raised more than £4000. This will enable both charities to support women in secondary school and further education in Malawi.
Many, many thanks to everyone who supported the teams!
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