Access to Education for All

Ashinaga UK’s fundraising campaign supports incoming and current  Scholars  as they begin the new academic year in a challenging and uncertain global setting.

Our campaign begins on 5 October, 2020: World Teachers’ Day.

Get involved by joining the official events below, or create your own event to raise funds for access to education.

Fundraise with JustGiving

You can also follow the campaign on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Date Event Time* Join Us
Oct. 10 – 31 Haiku Competition
With prizes for the winner and runners-up.
Oct. 16 Webinar: “How to Make a Successful International Application to a UK University”
Information and Advice on how to apply to UK universities from abroad.
2pm Register
Oct. 25 Five to Thrive
Set your own challenge related to the number 5. All fundraisers will be entered into a prize raffle to win an Ashinaga running shirt.
Oct. 28 Charity Quiz with JETAA UK
Test your lockdown knowledge on Japan, Africa, and education.
7:30pm Register
Nov. 4 Webinar: “The World in Crisis: Does International Access to Education Still Matter?”
Join a panel of experts as we discuss the future of access to education from an international perspective.
12:30pm Register

* All times given in British Summer Time / Greenwich Mean Time after Oct. 25. Convert to your time-zone.

The campaign ends on 8th November.


All money raised will go towards providing essential funding, set up costs, and emergency grants to Scholars

Funds will Scholars enable them to purchase equipment required for remote studying and will help them prepare for the challenges and instability brought on by the pandemic.

Examples of where campaign money will go:

  • £5 covers the cost of high speed internet access to a student for one month
  • £50 pays for essential study-from-home materials and stationery
  • £500 provides a laptop for one of our Scholars beginning their studies this year

Money raised will also be matched by a partner, meaning that for every pound you raise we receive two pounds, or even more if you are a UK tax-payer and are eligible for gift aid. Read our donor pledge.

Christoph from Namibia
“I now see hope in tomorrow. I have great appreciation for the world-class education I’m undertaking and I attest to pay this forward, to give hope for a better tomorrow for children who cannot access education.”


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Why Access to Education is Important Now

Every year students return to schools and universities. This year is different. The pandemic has exposed inequalities in how we access education: not everyone has the equipment they need for remote learning, or the ability to return home easily, or personal funds to support them when circumstances suddenly change.

Two new Scholars are beginning their studies in the UK this autumn, and twenty current Scholars are starting their next academic years. All will face challenges as universities adapt to the changing circumstances.

Ashinaga UK Scholars come from sub-Saharan African countries, the region with the lowest rates of university enrolment in the world – just 9% of people aged between 18 and 23. Many come from some of the least-represented countries in UK higher education. They have all lost one or both parents, and have already overcome enormous challenges to study at world-class UK universities.

Our ultimate goal is that through education, Scholars will be equipped to return home and tackle issues facing their communities. Read more about our strategy.

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