A new year brings a new school and a new promise for Kids4Kenya and African Promise. In March, work will start work on rebuilding Kisimenyi Primary School - the sixth school - for the immediate benefit of the 550 children it serves now and many hundreds more for years to come.On a visit to the school early in 2010, at the invitation of the head teacher Amon Mwandoe (the head at Jora at the time of my very first project there in 2006/07), Charles Coldman, the founder of African Promise, was left shocked by what he saw. More recently, passing through the village, a young pupil shouted: "When are you coming to our school?". We have answered the plea of that boy, the school and the wider village community with a promise to help them rebuild their school. It will be an extensive and ambitious project but one that, with your help, we can make a reality and we are appealing to you and the rest of our community of supporters to help raise $60,000 in 2011 to go towards funding the project, and our work in our original five schools.
Kids4Kenya has been hard at work in the fall raising funds through local initiatives in Baltimore, MD for the benefit of African Promise and it's continuing build out of Primary Schools in the Kasigau region.
In September we held a Car Wash that raised over $1,100 in just a few hours of hard work and soap! Check out the video ! On Saturday 6th September, we were Raking Leaves in the neighborhood and raised over $450 in no time.
We are also proud to have two new sponsor on board; Teuten Risk Consulting and Live Now!
Look out for our Christmas Gift selections on the Kids4Kenya website, and help make Christmas a joyful time for those in most need.
It's all about the kids....... check us out on TV and see how the Children are making a real difference!
African Promise is hard at work on the ground in Kenya and is about to start work on its sixth location at Kisimenyi.
Check out the link to the the Summer 2010 update video. It gives a brief but powerful insight into what we've been up to over the last 12 months in Kenya and some plans for the next 12.
Kids4Kenya and African Promise are still in need of your help as we expand our reach and the children that benefit from the efforts of the program.
Get involved, be a part of the initiative and help make the lives and prospects of so many innocent and deserving children be what they can, and should, be.
Visit us at www.kids4kenya.org or www.africanpromise.co.uk
Ready for the next step...
Two years on: more schools, another big step for Charles, a UK office, a UK team…
It's just two short years since African promise founder Charles Coldman took the biggest step of his life and moved to Kenya to begin directing the work of African Promise on the ground in Kenya. Now, with the charity well on its way to transforming the five Kasigau primary schools, having built a local team to oversee the work and with a reputation for making change happen, African Promise is ready to take the next step.
Five schools is soon to become six, six will become seven by mid 2011. In time, seven will become many, many more.
To realize this vision, African Promise is changing. From July we will take occupancy of some space in a shared London office and, assisted by volunteers, we will seek to drastically raise our profile and fundraising activities in the UK and elsewhere. I will return from Kenya, leaving the day-to-day management of our operations there to our local managers, in order to over-see the establishment of our presence in the UK.
We will still be small. We will still be effective. We will still be efficient. But we’re ambitious. We’re making a real difference to the futures of hundreds of school children and we want to do the same for many, many more. We believe we can.
I want to thank the many friends of the charity who have helped us get to this stage. We couldn’t have done it without you. These are exciting times for everybody involved with African Promise and we hope you will stay with us as we continue to grow and develop.
Thanks to all who have contributed in various forms, the project to renovate the Classrooms at Jora is getting underway. We still need $8,000 to complete the project and look forward to being able to report on the successful completion in due course.
Again thanks for everyone's great support.
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