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August 28, 2019

Twenty two year old Gift Thompson, a resident of the STEKA home (and our youngest trustee), has secured a STEKAskills micro loan to set up a social enterprise aimed at paying school fees for his bothers and sisters in Malawi.  He used his loan to buy beautiful Christma...

April 23, 2019

Hello everyone! My name is Edyta and I am a third year Public Relations and Media student at Queen Margaret University. I heard about STEKA for the first time around two years ago, during my lecture with Emma Wood, when she introduced us to Sandra – a resident of the S...

April 11, 2019

We were just delighted to take part in the quiz organised by the St John's and Mary Magdalene's parishes fundraising team at the beginning of this month.  The whole evening was an absolute joy - a real coming together of the community to have fun together and raise mon...

March 31, 2019

We are delighted that our social media has been taken over by for a while by STEKAskills volunteer and Queen Margaret University student, Edyta Biardzka.  Because it's Mother's Day in the UK today, she decided to ask her fellow QMU student, our youngest trustee, Gift T...

March 29, 2019

Gift Thompson, a resident of the STEKA children’s home in Malawi, and STEKAskills’ youngest trustee, creates a white saviour pose in reverse along with STEKAskills chair, Emma Wood and students from Queen Margaret University who have helped develop a new approach to vo...

March 15, 2019

Godknows and four of our STEKA girls have been selected for training provided by the UK Harvest Trip at Zambezi Church in Limbe, Blantyre (Malawi). The UK Harvest Trip helps people affected by wars, floods and other natural disasters. Mr.MacJessie, who coordinated the...

December 25, 2018

We were so delighted to welcome the Minister of Gender, Children, Elderly, Disability and Social Welfare together with the SEGECOWA Company to STEKA.  We were so happy to see that the STEKA girls who had run STEKAskills Dialogue Groups last June felt confident enough t...

December 3, 2018

This was just one of the amazing questions asked by the pupils of St John's Primary School in Portobello. Gift Thompson and Emma Wood were welcomed into the school and really engaged by just how much the pupils knew about STEKA and how much they were interested in Gift...

November 5, 2018

The first of three planned skills centre is almost complete. We're just waiting for the final funds to come through from the Rotary Club of Portobello . But, despite the fact that there's no doors or windows yet, the local community is already using the building for me...

October 24, 2018

  We're delighted that a wide range of people are coming along to Queen Margaret University on Friday to hear about our Voluntourism project. The audience will include sociologists (and public sociologists ), social workers, teachers, students, members of the Scotland...

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