As Covid-19 reaches Africa it is with great sadness we see the total confirmed cases exceeding 10,000. To date there have only been 8 “confirmed” cases in Malawi. But we know this number is likely to grow. In the face of this crisis DATUM FOUNDATION continue to support our friends in the communities of Malawi. We are currently providing support through donations for the purchase of soap and buckets to allow better access to handwashing and have also issued a range of health care information to be distributed by poster and mobile telephone. But we need to do more.
Founded in 2009, DATUM Foundation is a small international development charity. For over 10 years, across Asia and Africa, we have worked with local communities empowering them to gain life skills, education, health and nutrition. We help people on their own terms to lift themselves out of poverty, and to live healthy and productive lives.
Datum is the past participle from the Latin verb ‘dare’ it means – ‘something given’. Simply – DATUM is dedicated to giving time, energy and resources to help equip children in the poorest areas of the world to thrive.
DATUM funds and builds schools, health centres and maternity wards – constructed by local communities, in collaboration with in-country professionals and local Ministries of Health and Education.
We believe that as individuals we each have gifts that can change the world. Moreover, by working together we can create a world in which everyone is fed and sheltered, a world in which everyone can enjoy good health, and the benefits of an education. Such collective action in the service of all humanity could provide hope and create a better world.
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In developing countries as much as 115 million children of primary school age are not enrolled in school. We build and improve schools, create libraries and provide new furniture and books.
Millions of people must make the choice between low-quality healthcare or none at all. We work to ensure communities have access to the services they need.
DATUM Foundation appreciates any support that you may be able to give. Your donation goes directly to our projects; there are no overheads or hidden costs meaning that every penny helps communities to thrive.
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The Datum Foundation believes every child has the right to an education, good quality healthcare and clean water.
We partner with rural communities in Asia and Africa, giving our time, skills, and funding to support them to build schools and healthcare clinics and provide access to clean water and sanitation.