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How fortunate are we?
Here we are, enjoying the benefits of comfortable homes, good food, and luxuries
such as computers and the internet, and not the least, good education for
our children. Not everyone in the world is so fortunate. We've all seen examples
on the television, and at times, it brings a lump to our throats and tears
to our eyes. What happens there in third world countries when the TV crews
have gone home, and we get on with our lives? Those people we have seen stay
there, and get on with their lives too.
A small donation can make a huge difference, especially if that donation
is made direct and not soaked up by high administrative costs. We believe
in taking money direct to where it matters and spending it where it matters.
Many thanks for your support!
Local pictures of interest
THE CHIGA PROJECT - GRANDPARENTS WITH ORPHANS
DAGO KOKORE SCHOOL
SPONSORING ORPHANS TO SECONDARY SCHOOL
Making a huge difference to the lives of
some orphan children. An on-going project.
The last couple of years has been a difficult since
my heart attack in December 2013. But that doesn't mean that we have
stopped supporting the community in Kenya! It has meant that I
haven't made a visit since then, but we are in regular contact with
people in the community, and with the sponsored kids too.
Support for the kids to attend secondary school has been ongoing, and we have
even helped with fees for a couple of them to attend teacher training
college after they left school. That will be ongoing.
One particular success
story comes from the very
first girl that we sponsored to attend secondary school. She now lives in Dubai where
she has a good job and is happily succeeding in life. She is
in regular contact with us through emails and facebook.
So where does the money come from? Well, I am now retired and
don't have an income any longer, but as an "extended hobby" I make
pens and classy shaving brushes, and the profits from that go
into my "Kenya Fund". We also have had many donations from kind people
THE NEW PRIMARY SCHOOL AT ALARA
We opened our new Primary School at Alara in August 2009. We still need help
with resources for the school
Most aid organisations have projects that are organised in the western world,
and that's the way that it has always been done. Well, we don't believe in
just throwing money into a black hole, where much of it is soaked up by
corruption. History has shown us that doesn't make a big difference in reality.
Africa is still the same. We believe that projects need to be owned and organised
by the local people.We like to assist the community to genuinely help themselves.
To help them set up projects that are sustainable. All they need is a start.
We can't help the whole of Africa, or the whole of Kenya, but we can, and
do, make a huge difference to one local community!
OUR NEXT MAJOR PROJECT - 2016
A new school (near Kisumu and a few miles from Alara)
called GEE RABUOR PRIMARY SCHOOL. The project is headed in Kisumu by
our old a nd trusted friend Edwin Ochieng who is active in local
education services and who previously was head of the British Council
To date 800,000 Kenya Shillings has been spent on building the
first two classrooms, and we are aiming to develop this in stages to a
total of eight classrooms and a staff room.
THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
A taste of the local community in and around Kiboswa, near Kisumu.
SEWING AND DRESSMAKING TRAINING FOR GIRLS
Providing work based training for girls to give hope for the
ONSONGO ARTISANS and CARVERS
SELF HELP GROUP
Helping a village community to help themselves by producing cards and carvings
We began assisting Dago Kokore School in 2002. This is an
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