MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry are “really excited” to continue expanding their non-profit organisation Archewell with more “in-person” projects, a royal author claimed.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly keen to expand their charity work and become more involved “on the ground” with upcoming projects. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex “do really well in moments of human interaction” and are hoping to incorporate more front-facing work through their non-profit organisation Archewell.
People magazine reported that royal author Omid Scobie had revealed: “The couple are really excited about what’s ahead for them, including expanding their in-person charity work through their Archewell foundation.
“They’re a couple who do really well in moments of human interaction, they need to be on the ground”
Meghan and Harry established their Archewell Foundation in 2020, after withdrawing from their roles as working members of the Royal Family.
Under the terms of their Megxit agreement, the couple were unable to continue with their royal foundation, Sussex Royal.
The Archewell Foundation focuses on a number of issues that Harry and Meghan have engaged with in the past, including mental health, gender equality, and conservation.
On their website, the non-profit organisation states: “Our core purpose is to uplift and unite communities—local and global, online and offline—one act of compassion at a time.
‘At Archewell Foundation, we listen to people and their communities, help them tell their stories, put real action behind our words, and spotlight a new generation of leadership.’
Over the last few months, it has launched a number of initiatives and partnered with various organisations.
In December 2020, Archewell partnered with the World Central Kitchen and agreed to fund four Community Relief Centres, three of which have been opened in Puerto Rico and Mumbai.
Following a storm in February, the Archewell Foundation donated funds to the Genesis Women’s Shelter in Dallas to cover the costs of a new roof.
Prince Harry and Meghan also appealed to the public to donate towards the Global Vaccine Alliance Fund, which aims to distribute Covid-19 vaccines in third-world countries.
The appeal was launched as part of their son Archie’s birthday celebration, and the couple succeeded in raising over $3million.
Their most recent project is the 40×40 initiative, which Meghan launched on her 40th birthday.
The campaign asks people around the world to spend 40 minutes mentoring a woman who has been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a statement, the Duchess said that women had been “shouldering the brunt” of the crisis, and had been struggling under additional burdens such as childcare and homeschooling.
It is estimated that 10 million women have left the workforce since the first lockdown, with 2 million in the US alone.
As part of her effort to “remobilise women”, Meghan asked celebrity friends such as Melissa McCarthy, Adele, Amanda Gorman, and Stella McCartney to participate in the mentoring scheme.