Help our Buy a Brick Campaign

We desperately need to raise £6,000 to rebuild two classrooms.

We built a permanent stone classroom in February 2017 but now need to replace the original temporary classrooms which were built in 2010. One of these was destroyed during tropical storms this year.

Please help by donating to buy bricks via the secure JustGiving site.

Please help us . . . → Read More: Help our Buy a Brick Campaign

Cycling for the Magnificent Seven

On 9th September 2017 Stephen Davies and Michael Huggins, who both work for Mondelez International (Cadbury’s), will begin their nine-day adventure cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats.  The journey is just short of 1000 miles and they will be cycling over 100 miles each day.

They will be supporting seven charities on this challenge – now . . . → Read More: Cycling for the Magnificent Seven

Support the skydive for our classrooms

 

We desperately need to raise £6,000 to rebuild two classrooms.

We built a permanent stone classroom in February 2017 but now need to replace the original temporary classrooms which were built in 2010.  One of these was destroyed during tropical storms this year.

Chefs, Giovanni Floro and Fabio Acciarello, from Tonino’s Restaurant in Market Deeping, Lincs. and . . . → Read More: Support the skydive for our classrooms

More from our last visit

New school uniforms

Children with their knitted teddies

Chicken farm

Literacy class with their new T Shirts supplied by PromoThreads in . . . → Read More: More from our last visit

Indestructible footballs donated

Indestructible footballs donated by Chevrolet (OneWorldFutbol Project). They were given to two Primary schools and Mtwapa . . . → Read More: Indestructible footballs donated

New Solar Energy Centres

Solar Energy Centres donated by Freeplay providing lighting for villagers – none have electricity

New . . . → Read More: New Solar Energy Centres

Recent trip to the village

Arrival at Mombasa airport fully loaded up with goods to distribute in the village and surrounding area

A very happy Women’s Group

Knitted blankets, jumpers and hats donated by the knitting group

Knitted blankets, jumpers and hats donated by the knitting group

Knitted blankets, jumpers and hats donated by the . . . → Read More: Recent trip to the village

Meetings with our local primary schools

Children from our school feed into two local primary schools. We want to find out if we can support them through partnership working with the Kenyan Schools Improvement project (KENSIP), the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and Action Aid.

KENSIP have already donated a little equipment to our school, so we had a contact with them already.

We met . . . → Read More: Meetings with our local primary schools

Partnerships and research – more from our November visit

We continued to make lots of good contacts during our last visit. We want to work closely with other groups to achieve more in the area.

As Marian says: “we want to support people in our area to access more of the funding and help that is already available”. An example of this is the Constituency Development . . . → Read More: Partnerships and research – more from our November visit

New school nurse comes to visit

We are funding a health check for all our school children every month.

Good food, education and health are all essential to give young children the start in life we all expect. At our school, we already provide a good balanced diet, in addition to a good education. Now we are helping with health.

Our funding pays for . . . → Read More: New school nurse comes to visit

Funding for literacy classes

Local people asked us to support literacy classes for adults, so we started in late 2012.

Our census of the area around our school revealed many adults wanted help with reading and writing. They had either not been to school, or had not completed a full education.

Better literacy – as well as a basic right – also . . . → Read More: Funding for literacy classes

Loans not grants

There is a huge need in Kenya for help and our charity is just not able to support all the requests we get. But there are other reasons why we are experimenting with loans to groups.

If we are asked to give a grant to start up, for example, a vegetable growing business, we find that a . . . → Read More: Loans not grants

New women’s group

The trust is especially keen to work with the women in the community. So we’ve supported the formation of a new group in the village.

“Getting the women’s group up and running was the most satisfying part of my visit this time …” says Marian “… they are really determined to achieve something through their small business, . . . → Read More: New women’s group

Small business support is not chicken feed

The trust has funded two small chicken farms in operation that helps provide income for the community. We hope this will become a self-sustaining business.

The first farm was started during our visit in March 2012 on land opposite the school, and women in the community have formed a small group to run the farm.

A hybrid ‘super’ . . . → Read More: Small business support is not chicken feed

College training for our staff

We are funding our new teacher’s college training to teach at primary level.

We now have two teachers – Fatuma Maulida and Milca Ogweno.

Milca  is currently trained at nursery level – and will work with our younger children.

By helping Milca to train we help in a small way to improve the skills of Kenya’s teachers. This also . . . → Read More: College training for our staff