I made these cupcakes recently to celebrate a great team of people who work for a charity close to my heart. The staff at Children in Crisis are a dedicated bunch, passionate about their projects, and they put the needs of the children they work with, at the forefront of all that they do.
Children in Crisis work to give children in some of the world’s poorest countries the education they need to help transform their lives. They currently work in Afghanistan, DR Congo, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
My family are from Sierra Leone; being born and educated in the west, I know and appreciate the value of education and what a difference an education can make; especially girls.
• In sub-Saharan Africa Children of mothers who are educated are 40% more likely to live beyond age 5.
With the devastating impact of Ebola in West Africa, some of the programme work at Children in Crisis has been put on hold. This is a double-blow to children who want to learn and make a better life for themselves and their community.
During November 2014, if you donate to Children in Crisis, your donation will be matched by the UK government. So it’s a great time to give.
To find out more about Children in Crisis, check out their website.
If you love to bake, why put your passion for baking to a worthwhile cause and host a bake sale and donate the proceeds. Just think; your cakes could give a child a chance to learn and chance in life.