Notice: as of June, 2018, World Teacher Aid has rebranded as a new non-profit organization called Village Impact. Please visit the Village Impact website to stay up to date or to make a donation to World Teacher Aid

You’re probably asking yourself, “How do Christmas & Rickshaws go together?” Well… here at WTA they’re a perfect adventure waiting for you to take part in!

Thank you for making 2016 a record year for World Teacher Aid!

As we have reflected on this past year, our hearts are overfilled with gratitude for the continuous support we have received from you. As we end the year we wanted to take time the time to tell you how thankful we are.

It has been your continuous support that we have been able to open our eighth school, continue to help over 3800 students, build a deeper relationship with the Kenyan Government, and expand the mission and vision of World Teacher Aid.

As we enter 2017, we have set our sights on making a larger impact on our current communities. As we open our tenth school, we will also enter into a new model of how we will continue to impact our communities. Here is a glimpse at our new model moving forward:

1. Make it HAPPEN. (School Construction)
2. Make it AWESOME (Adding on feeding programs, more books and electricity to each school)
3. Make it LAST (Our newest and exciting addition of an entrepreneurial center)

We have 2 ways you can take part in an end of the year giving. The first way is giving to our Christmas Campaign. Your end of the year giving will help launch into 2017 with a great impact.

Here’s the link where you give to the Christmas Campaign:

OR… here’s how the RICKSHAWS come in…

On December 26th, Amy, Irene, & myself will be joining adventure enthusiasts from all over the world on an epic rally across hundreds of kilometers, using nothing more than the three wheeled, seven horsepower autorickshaw or tuk-tuk in India.

We will be winding through Tamilnadu, we will experience jungles, waterfalls, temples, metropolises, stunning countryside, and historic sites.

Who’s driving you ask?


Yes, the three of us will be navigating our way to a new designation each day.

Our drive will take us from Chennai to Trivandrum that is a total of 950KM on a rickshaw!

Yes, we’re crazy.

You can follow along with us on Instagram and Facebook, where we will share pictures and videos as we go. The good, bad and ugly!

Why are we doing this you ask?

Well we all LOVE adventure, but we are also doing it to raise money for World Teacher Aid, this is our common thread.

Our goal is $12,500 USD!

This will build a classroom and give an education to 100’s of students every year.

Who will be on this adventure?

Amy McLaren, Founder of World Teacher Aid
Carey Leader, World Teacher Aid’s Operations Manager
Irene Wairimu, Founder of VICDA (WTA’s partnered NGO in Kenya)

How can you take part?

Please follow our journey on Instagram & Facebook!

You can help us to meet our goal of $12,500.

You can give at this link:

We hope that 2017 will hold many blessings for you and your family. Happy Holidays!

Carey Leader
Operations Manager