The Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund is a non-governmental UK charity that fights poverty in Uganda through education. They form partnerships with schools in impoverished rural Uganda to help build, renovate and provide hygienic and educational resources. Their mission is to make high quality education accessible by everyone. Read all about their amazing work so far here!
Last year, we collaborated with Daisy Van Straubenzee or better known as Vantitti. She is a London based artist that creates incredibly unique, personalised prints. Together, we brought to life her signature design, inspired by the female body, in the form of beautiful hoop earrings:
The Vantitti Earrings
18K-Gold Plated Rose Quartz Gemstone Earrings.
We created 11 exclusive pairs to go on sale with the purpose of donating 100% proceeds to The Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund.
We managed to sold all the pairs in a day!
We were not planning to re-stock the pairs, but we were shocked to receive a heartwarmingly amount of positive feedback towards the Vantitti earrings. We have had so many request from our customers asking us to continue making the Vantitti earrings, and so we have!
From 2021 onwards, we have committed to donate 20% of all sales.
Today we received an update from The Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund.
Bukyonda Primary School started in the early 1980s in Kamuli district under the management of the Bukyonda community. Over the last few decades, the school grew in size and facilities, they are now able to accommodate 506 pupils on the grounds.
With an increasing amount of pupils, more resources and facilities are needed maintain hygiene standards and education quality.
- Up until 2018, female and male latrines was shared. There were no female-only latrines.
- Up until 2020, there have been designated boy’s and girl’s latrines. However, there were only 8 latrines for the girls.
- Today, our donation has funded the construction of an additional 8 girl’s latrines in Bukyonda Primary School which is so important as up to date, there are 285 girls being educated at the school.
We are so happy to be a part of this collaboration, and to be involved with The Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund.
But most of all, we are so incredibly grateful to you!
Because of your support, together we became a part of something bigger than us, something so beautiful!
In 2020, we donated £500 to the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund from the proceeds of 11 Vantitti Earrings sales.
In Q1 2021, we sold 3 Vantitti Earrings and we have donated £60.00 (20% of sales) to the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund.
In Q2 2021, we sold 4 Vantitti Earrings and we have donated £80.00 (20% of sales) to the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund.