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Oct 5, 2015

Roko 20 Academy.

Pre School Class
Pre School Class

Dear Friends,

YOU and you’re continued support have made it possible for us to come this far and achieve so much.

The construction of our third classrooms is complete, so you will be able to see very soon how much your contribution is helping even more children and families in our very impoverished community achieve their dream of breaking the cycle of poverty by receiving an education FOR FREE!.

These are some of the projects we have planned for the upcoming months.

Classrooms: We'll be purchasing desks, chairs, bookshelves, blackboard and all teacher supplies for classes one and two in preparation for classes opening in January 2016.

Security: Build a secure fence around the school.

Water Harvesting: Install a 10,000 liter water tank and piping to harvest water from behind the classrooms to the new kitchen. We actually need 3 water tanks in total. Lantern Projects will be helping us raise enough money to purchase one of the additional tanks. One of our upcoming fundraisers will help us purchase the 3rd 10,000 liter tank which will be positioned near the children’s latrines for washing hands.

And last but not least...

Just Plain Fun: We'll be building a climbing frame for the children's playground.

Thank you very much for your donations and support, we would also like to take a moment to please ask you to continue to support us with your donation on the last bonus day of the year,  this coming Wednesday, October 7th. Beginning at 12.01 pm East Coast time and ending at midnight all eligable donations up to $1,000.00 will be matched by Microsoft Youth Spark.

Thank You, Asante Sana and Warmest Blessings from all of us at Springs of Hope Foundation,

Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom

CEO

Pre School Craft Project
Pre School Craft Project

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Jul 14, 2015

Asante Sana XXX

Dear Friends and Family,
Please make a note of July 15th on your calendars...opps! I'm obviously showing my age and resistance to technology ..Please program your I phones, pads, smart whatever's, apps etc and for good old Luddites like Bill and I draw a big circle on the wall calendar and set your wind up alarm clock Emoji to 9AM Eastern Daylight Time.
Wednesday, July 15th is Global Giving's biggest matching funds day of the year. Springs of Hope Foundation was accepted as a project on Global Giving in Sept 2014. The Global Giving UK field representative visited our project at the end of last year. Based on his very positive report and you're support we have moved from Partner status to Leader status. What this mean is that every donation of up to $1,000.00 US made to us at Global Giving on July 15th will receive a 40% match. This is Global Givings largest Bonus Day of the year. 
Starting at 9:00:01 EDT $115,000 in matching funds will be available (while supplies last). 
We are doing really great with Global Giving. If everyone gave a donation of as little as $10.00 on July 15th this may possibly move us up to the next level allow us to receive a 50% match on Bonus Days. 
So please check the world clock to find out what time 9:00:01. EDT  is in you're time zone, set you're alarm clock, wake up with the roosters, whatever it takes to help us reach the next level and continue to do the great work we are doing at Springsofhopefoundation.org.
Asante Sana,
Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom
Jun 17, 2015

Moving forward

Over the last 18 months we have looked at multiple pieces of land both in Molo and in the surrounding areas. While we have found several pieces of land that were suitable, our lawyer was unable to find the correct title deeds, meaning there was no proof that the land belonged to the person who was selling it to us. Other plots have, upon surveying, proved smaller than they appeared in the title deeds, deeming them too small to build a school on. The price of land in Molo and its surrounding areas has risen drastically in the last few years as the area is becoming more developed. It is an incredibly difficult climate in which to purchase land.
Moving forward we have been reviewing the most productive use of the funds and assets raised in the past nine months of this particular Global Giving campaign and have decided to partner with our friends at East Africa Mission www.eamo.co.ke to equip their new library with computers and the furnishings needed to make the library a modern learning facility. East Africa Mission, an Australian run orphanage has been established in Nakuru since 1998. On their 50 acre property they currently care for and educate approximately 250 orphaned or abandoned children at their onsite school and orphanage.

I hope you are as excited by this I am! This Global Giving campaign is a great chance for the maximum number of children to receive the best possible education.

We still care for our children in Molo. Springs of Hope Foundation cannot continue to function without you're monthly sponsorship.
Thank you for giving these children the opportunity to go to school and receive an education!
Warmest regards
Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom

 
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