Archive for November, 2017

Disability Day

December 3rd marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, as proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1992. This is a day to promote the rights and well-being of people living with disabilities. For BCT, it’s also a good reason to shout about the amazing work our partners are doing to help disabled children fulfil their potential.

In particular, Wukwashi in Zambia are supporting hundreds of children with disabilities and their families. Here’s a fantastic example. Jade was left unable to walk after a severe bout of malaria. Thanks to the physiotherapy, encouragement and orthopaedic shoes provided by Wukashi, Jade can now walk unaided. This clip shows the moment she took her first independent steps in over a year!

 

To find out more about Wukwashi’s incredible work with disabled children, click here.

 

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Trustees’ Week

13-17 November is Trustees’ Week – a chance to honour our Trustees and celebrate what they do. BCT’s Trustees work tirelessly to lead our development and keep our vision front and centre of our work. But the great majority of what they do is behind the scenes. It’s time to showcase the vital contribution they make.

Andrew Forsyth is BCT’s Chair of Trustees

Andrew Forsyth is our Chair of Trustees. He explains what the role involves and why he does it:

‘Being a Trustee is a big responsibility. We’re the people who help set BCT’s direction and goals, who make sure we operate according to best practice and fulfil our legal obligations. We try to ensure BCT is wise in how it operates, but at the same time stays faithful to God’s calling, which can sometimes lead to a balancing act. It is a varied role, too, with quarterly meetings, reports to read, governance issues to keep on top of and also attending supporter and fundraising events.

‘So why do it do it? Mainly because I really believe in what BCT does. It’s so important to reach the world’s marginalised children and I’m really glad to be able to contribute to an organisation that’s doing that. I think our approach in empowering local projects to meet the needs of children in their communities is excellent. And it works. We’ve seen so many lives and communities transformed in the name of Jesus. It makes all the hard work worthwhile.’

Our Trustees play a crucial role in ensuring BCT is effective in its work, by supporting our excellent staff team. We’re recruiting for new Trustees, too. Could you help BCT to grow and achieve its vision? Click here to find out more.

 

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