The Christian African Relief Trust (CART) is run entirely by volunteers both in the UK and Africa. CART sends goods from the UK to Africa to relieve extreme poverty and to support the development of educational, medical and employment opportunities. Goods are distributed amongst the most needy, regardless of caste or creed, by local organisations of proven ability and trust. Distribution reports are sent back to the UK.
CART shipped the shoes collected at Keston Primary School and Little Kickers East Surrey to The Coalition for Change / School PTA in Wa, Northern Ghana.
Please see their 2013 report: Report from Wa Ghana
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These children attend The Universal Street Academy in Accra, Ghana, run by an organisation that aims to take the children off the streets and into a classroom where they can be educated and fed with one meal a day at no cost. The organisation runs a school from 7.30am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday for children aged 6 to 16 years. In July 2015 as well as receiving an education, they also received a pair of shoes.
http://ankomaoutreach.yolasite.com is a non-for-profit organisation who support a small village in the Kwahu District in Ghana, helping the community to become self-sufficient and fight the poverty they face each day. Their work spreads throughout the village and they have launched several different projects in Ankoma : teaching projects, health projects, agricultural projects, sports projects, clean water campaigns, building projects and performing arts projects.
Ankoma Outreach held their first Sal's Shoes distribution in April 2016. The majority of children who received a pair of shoes had never owned a pair before. Some shoes were distributed to children who work on farms to help provide food for their families. This was for their safety and protection. The children had been working on a rough terrain with no protection to their feet.
In April 2016 http://ankomaoutreach.yolasite.com held a Sal's Shoes distribution. The shoes were distributed to children, who walk for around an hour to get to school, and then an hour back, normally in bare feet.
Children in the village of Agent Quanta received Sal's Shoes in April 2016. These children walk two miles to school in the neighbouring village every day. They are the first to arrive and the last to leave. They live without electricity and face a long walk daily to fetch water for their families.
In August 2016, Sal's Shoes found new feet with http://ankomaoutreach.yolasite.com in the village of Kofininya, in Ghana.
Kids from this village had been walking 2 miles barefoot across rough terrain to schools in the neighbouring village of Ankoma, and then 2 miles barefoot back home again at the end of the day.
On Sal's 6th birthday 2016, Sal's Shoes were finding new feet in the Kwahu District in Ghana with http://ankomaoutreach.yolasite.com