Fabulous African Fabrics

To support the Good Samaritan Children's Home and to educate others throughout the world about the needs of orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya.
Jun 6, 2012

It takes a village to educate a child

Teen Tumbling Club, Good Samaritan Children
Teen Tumbling Club, Good Samaritan Children's Home

It takes a village to support the education of the Good Samaritan Children's Home.  And on the 13 of June we are asking you to be a part of a village sending teen orphans to high school.  Did you know that the children of the Good Samaritan Home do very well on their 8th grade exams?  Most the children qualify to go on to high school.  But sometimes there is not enough money.  Teens then need to stay at the orphanage school and re-do 8th grade so they do not forget much of what they learned.  Education helps children, communities, and countries.

On June 13th you can help kids realize their dreams.  Global Giving is having a Bonus Day, matching this project by 40%.  Our goal is to raise $1200.  With our match, we will have enough to send two more teens to high school.  There is also a $1000 prize offered the project the largest number of separate donors.  Therefore we want large donations and many small donations.  So please join in.  Stand with us in a village that stands for education. 

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May 25, 2012

The Numbers: Win for Teens on Bonus Day

These girls are waiting to go to high school.
These girls are waiting to go to high school.

Wow, look at your record!  Through Project 6163 you have raised $7476, sending 7 teens to high school since October 2010.  Now we have a chance to raise enough money to educate 2 more young people in just one day's giving through Global Giving's Bonus Day, June 13.

If we can raise $1200 in 24 hours that day, Send Orphaned Teens to High School will receive a match of $800!

How can we do this?

     120 people can give $10.00 each

       60 people can give $20.00 each

       30 people can give $40.00 each

You've got the picture, so let's do it.  The kids need every one of you out there to get on the band wagon and encourage friends and relatives to add to their bit to this drive.

MORE DETAILS WILL FOLLOW. 

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Apr 24, 2012

School shoes enhances teens' self esteem

Some students still need school shoes
Some students still need school shoes

While some orphaned teenagers living at the Good Samaritan Children Home in Mathare, Kenya have been able to acquire mandatory school shoes-thanks to the donations given so far!- several are still waiting and hoping that someone will come to their aid.

Apart from the fact that buying shoes is a fulfillment of a mandatory school obligation, the teenagers who have benefited talk of the joy and confidence they have found in their new pair of school shoes. Majority of them share that the school shoes enhances their self esteem and assures them of continues stay in school throughout the school year. The teenagers say they "no longer feel embarrassed in our old shoes". They wish to say a big "Thank You!" to all those who have contributed in enhancing their self-esteem and more so in ensuring that their schooling remain uninterrupted.

Some students still need school shoes
Some students still need school shoes
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