Pass It On Africa (formerly Passing It On) is a Brighton-based charity that works tirelessly to build schools and support education in some of the poorest parts of Africa. We achieve this through our fund-raising events in the UK, including our flagship superhero-themed races, the HEROES RUN.
The charity was born in September 2004 when two Brightonians (who should have been focusing more of their attentions on getting grown up jobs, pensions and wives) thought it would be much more fun to get dressed up as superheroes, run around Dublin and raise money for Kenyan children.
Originally the plan was just to run the Dublin marathon and raise the amount needed (just over £1,000) to buy 155 pairs of shoes for all the children at a school in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.
Seven years on and two visits to the school in Kenya, one to Ghana, one trip up some mountains with a rowing machine, two black tie dinners, two art auctions, two breeze block carrying competitions, one Batman vs. Robin rugby match, one rugby 7's tournament and nine HEROES RUNs later... buying shoes has evolved into building and supporting schools in three African countries.
We pass on as much of the money you raise as possible, as grants to education projects in Africa, usually through locally run Non-Governmental Organisations. We do our best to seek out communities with teachers who are passionate about helping their children and young people and need help to improve the educational environment. In the longer term our priority is to link teachers and schools to the national Ministry of Education in that country.
Pass It On Africa is a registered charity in the UK and Wales, Registered charity number 1112250.