March 20th, 2014
On the 6th March, 98 riders, including those from companies such as Savills, Argent and HS20, started on the major 1500km cycle ride from London’s Tooley Street to Cannes. Fortunately, their ride started in the Spring sunshine so spirits were high as family and friends waved them off on their epic journey. The cyclists were riding an impressive average of 240km a day for 6 days, with an aim of arriving in Cannes in time for MIPIM, the leading international real estate fair.
February 20th, 2014
Article 25 is extremely excited to announce some great upcoming challenges!
In early 2015, a lucky few will have the chance to take part in our Cycle Burkina Faso trip. An 8 day trip that will enable participates to visit and really explore this fascinating but often unexplored country. We have joined up with our project partners Giving Africa for this special trip, which will raise funds to help us proceed with stage two of our school building project in Burkina Faso. This cycle ride will cover approximately 400 km, taking in stunning scenery, remote villages, artisan centres and wildlife reserves. Participants must raise £3,600 to take part but this includes all flights and travel! To take part in this challenge (dates 26 Jan to 2 Feb) , please email Danielle (firstname.lastname@example.org). We only have 5 places so do not delay.
Burkina Faso has one of the lowest rankings of education in the world, largely due to the simple fact that there are no school buildings. Article 25 have been working with Giving Africa to create a model school in the town of Gourcy. So far we have built 8 new classrooms and latrines on the site of the extremely popular Bethel Secondary School have been built. The construction of these buildings has meant 300 extra children are now able to go to school in a much more appropriate and comfortable environment. However we still want to do more and hope especially to build a library!
Alternatively, why not cycle to MAPIC in Cannes this November? The riders mostly consist of construction professionals. For more details please visit; http://cycle-to.org/
February 20th, 2014
November 19th, 2013
November 17th, 2013
In the aftermath of the disaster in the Philippines, Article 25′s Managing Director, Robin Cross, joined Oxfam’s Jane Cocking (Humanitarian Director) in an interview with the BBC’s Shaun Ley on the World this Weekend, talking about the importance of following up short term relief programmes for the Philippines. Citing Haiti as an example – where Article 25 has worked with considerable success – Robin highlighted the effective but typically short term nature of governmental, NGO and public responses to natural disasters and emphasised the need for longer term thinking:
“Haiti is a country which we know is on an earthquake fault line and frustratingly Haiti, even before the earthquake, had one of the highest densities of international NGO’s per capita on the island, and yet none of that NGO presence made the country resilient in the face of a known risk, so what we need to do is spend a lot more time identifying what the risks are and designing them away in advance. Which is far less charismatic, it’s far less dramatic, it won’t get any coverage in the media but it’s building in capacity and building resilience in advance of the natural threats [...] which will help in the long run.”
You can listen to the segment here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01lpgy2
October 21st, 2013
Article 25 is excited to update you on the amazing artwork set to appear in this year’s 10×10 auction!
After dividing an area of East London into a 10×10 grid our 100 prominent architects and artists, which include Zaha Hadid, Rob Ryan and Piers Gough, have produced inspiringly beautiful pieces of art.
Roger FitzGerald captures the life and colour of Brick Lane in the picture below.
While Peter Heath gives an exciting look into the past, present and future Brick Lane in a comic strip style.
That is only a glimpse into the exciting artwork that will feature and please do visit http://www.10x10london.com/ for more details.
A free public exhibition of the artwork will be held from the 22nd of November to 28th of November at the Crossing, 1 Granary Square, N1C 4AA. This is an opportunity to view all the wonderful artwork and preliminary bids can be made online at: http://www.10x10london.com/category/auction/2013/
That leads up to the auction day at the same address on the 28th of November, make sure you secure a place by registering at: http://www.10x10london.com/events/auction/
All the money raised will go towards building centres for street children in Kenya and Ghana.
September 16th, 2013
And so begins this years 10×10 event! Many of the biggest names in architecture ventured out into East London to brave the weather over the weekend, each producing some stunning interpretations of their city. From sketches to water colours, everyone had their own methods of translating the environment they perceived onto paper. We had teams on the ground interviewing all the participants and getting snap shots of the event. A massive thank you to those volunteering over the weekend and certainly to the participants for giving their time for a good cause.
The project creates a unique snapshot of London and raises money for Article 25 which this year will go to our Street Children Centres in Kenya and Ghana. To find out more, have a look at this year’s 10×10 website: www.10x10london.com
August 23rd, 2013
Dear Article 25 supporters,
We have brought out a spercial August edition of our newsletter, updating you on the launch of 10×10 2013 and the latest developments on our projects in Afghanistan and Burkina Faso.
It is also jam packed with information on challenges you can join to help raise money for our vital work on the ground. Please click on the link below to download it:
July 31st, 2013
In support of the Portland to Portland cyclists who recently completed their 4347 mile ride from Oregan to London, there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs in our cycling themed raffle! All money raised will do towards Article 25′s ongoing projects, including our school in Burkina Faso, and street kids program in Ghana.
First prize is a top-quality cycling clothing bundle from Dare2b, plus four tickets to a fantastic weekend at The Cycle Show courtesy of upperstreetevents.
Three runners up will also win a pair of tickets each to The Cycle Show, the UK’s biggest cycling event!
At The Cycle Show you’ll have the chance to get your hands on the best cycling equipment, try out the highest quality road-bikes on a specialist track, see the best UK and international feestyle BMX riders compete, and maybe even spot some of the UK’s cycling heroes.
To enter, make a donation of just £5 to PayPal via our website at www.article-25.org/involved/donate. Once you have made your donation and filled in your name and contact details, you will automatically be added to our prize draw!
Closing date is the 1st September. Don’t miss out!
July 24th, 2013
Organisation is well under way for this year’s 10×10 Article 25 event. 10×10 is a project which divides an area of London, this year East London, into a 10×10 grid, with the resulting squares being allocated to 100 prominent architects, designers and artists. The project creates a unique snapshot of London and raises money for Article 25 which this year will go to our Street Children Centres in Kenya and Ghana. To find out more, have a look at this year’s 10×10 website: www.10x10london.com