The Dreike Scholarship Fund raises funds through individual donations, annual fundraising events and through collaborations with other organisations who share our objectives. We are a UK registered charity – number 1138760 – eligible for Gift Aid. With minimal administration and overhead costs, the majority of funds raised go directly to Africa to fund education. If you would like to raise money for the Dreike Scholarship Fund please contact us or you can donate HERE 

We would like to thank all our supporters, but especially mention the following donors and collaborators for their generosity and continued support The Bushcamp Company, Mothering Across Continents, Charity Begins at Home, The U Foundation and GDF-Knapp Stiftung.  

2023 Carol Concert

We are excited to announce that we have planned one for Wednesday 13th December 2023 at 7pm at Chelsea Old Church, London after a three year break. We want to make it a special occasion because it will be the 15th anniversary of our charity. 

We all are very proud what we have achieved in those 15 years enabling over 80 children to complete  either their school or university education. Without the support of our friends and supporters we would have not been able to achieve this. We hope that we will be able to raise enough money at this fundraising carol concert to not only support the students we are helping at the moment, but our ambition is to take on a few more children in Tanzania and Kenya and also assist with the integration of 24 handicapped children into their community near the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda and support 1 medical student in Uganda.

We are all looking forward to seeing you on 13th December 2023 buy tickets here ; if you already know that you will not be able to attend our event we would be very grateful if you could make a donation instead.

List of auction & raffle prizes for the night.

Nov 2016 - Win a weekend away


Support the education of an African child with a £5 donation and get the chance to go to London for a weekend with your best friend.

WIN a trip to LONDON starting from: Cologne or Bonn (GER)

The prize will include:

– a car ride: Bonn/ Cologne – London (round trip)

– tickets for the euro tunnel

– a two-night stay in London

Take your best friend along with you on the trip too!
The winner will be chosen on the 28th November 2016.
£5 pays for a week of school for one of our children in Zambia, Rwanda or Tanzania

To take part in the lottery:
1. Like and share this post
2. Like the Dreike Scholarship Fund Facebook Page
3. Donate a minimum of £5 and make sure to add your @facebook

More details here
September 2017 - Half-marathon in Nottingham

Wishing Oli’s university friend Emma Dearden all the very best  in her half-marathon in Nottingham  (the city where Oli and her met at University); she is kindly raising funds for the Dreike Scholarship Fund.

UPDATE: Emma raise £1,130 for DSF – which will cover the cost of three of our students to attend boarding school for a full year. Well done Emma – great effort! 👏

Donate Here
Kilimanjaro Trek - January 2017

Oli made it to the summit of Kilimanjaro; the adventure to the ‘Roof of Africa’ was one of the most rewarding and toughest challenges he has experienced, but reaching the highest point of the country and continent he loves, filled him with great pride and an immense sense of achievement – especially knowing people back in the UK were thinking of him and that he was raising money for the Dreike Scholarship Fund at the same time.

He managed to raise over $1,000 for DSF – which will cover the cost of two of our students to attend school for a year.

900km Cycle Rid - August 2017

Our friend Christoph Walpert, a keen supporter of DSF, together with his friend Benedikt, cycled 900km along the River Rhine, from the 14th August  – 3rd September  and raising funds for DSF along the way. The tour took them from the Bodensee through Switzerland and up along the German-French border, then back to their home town of Bonn in Germany. 

UPDATE: They cycled 900km and raised over £900 for DSF – which will cover the total costs to send two of our sponsored students to secondary boarding school for a full year. A huge thanks and congrats to Chris and Benedikt!

You can follow the trip here

Annual Christmas Carol Service - December 2017

Please come and support The Dreike Scholarship Fund at our annual  Christmas Carol Service, auction and raffle on Tuesday 5th December 7pm at Chelsea Old Church SW3 5LT – the raffle and auction will take place at Petyt Hall directly opposite the church afterwards. Tickets are £25.00 and include drinks & nibbles throughout the night.

Enter £25 for every ticket required and write the name/names of the people attending. You will not be sent a ticket but your names will be added to the guest list.

We have some fantastic prizes as always, including fantastic safaris donated by The Bushcamp Company and Islands of Siankaba, weekend breaks and other fun prizes.

December 2014 - Christmas Carol Service

Come and join us and Terry Wogan for a Christmas Carol Service  at Christchurch, Chelsea on 4th December.

Preparations are in full swing in London for The Dreike Scholarship Fund’s inaugural Christmas Carol Concert. The exciting event is taking place in the heart of Chelsea on Thursday 4th December and will be the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit whilst raising money to help those less fortunate. The London committee is delighted to have confirmed guest of honour Sir Terry Wogan who will be reciting an extra special reading and is looking forward to attending. 

The concert will kick off at 7pm and will be followed by festive drinks and nibbles. Raffle tickets will be sold from a week prior to the event via the DSF trustees and will also be available on the night. We are also excited to be welcoming back 2013’s auctioneer extraordinaire Chris Lewis who will auction three exceptional prizes whilst keeping everyone truly entertained.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela