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Jun 6, 2019

A Visit from GlobalGiving

Yet another feather in our cap!
Yet another feather in our cap!

Earlier this May, we had the opportunity to welcome one of GlobalGiving's field travelers, Isabelle Hall, to our projects in various localities in Kisumu including Dunga, Kondele and Nyalenda. We had a great time showing her some of the work we have been able to achieve as a result of the incredible support we have received from all our donors on GlobalGiving, not to forget the amazing support we have had from the GlobalGiving team. Isabelle also helped us put some final touches to our recently completed library; we can’t wait to share an update with you in June on our Main Project Give Hope to Kisumu's Underprivileged Children.

This was a great opportunity for us to connect with GlobalGiving and receive feedback on our projects. As a result, RKF is now a Site Visit Verified Organization; another esteemed badge we are honored to hold.

We also attended the GlobalGiviing Partner Workshop held by Isabelle that allowed us to learn more about GlobalGiving and network with peers from Kisumu that are already on the platform.

Final touches on the new library
Final touches on the new library

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May 29, 2019

A Visit from GlobalGiving

New Badge for RKF
New Badge for RKF

Earlier this May, we had the opportunity to welcome one of GlobalGiving's field travelers, Isabelle Hall, to our projects in various localities in Kisumu including Dunga, Kondele and Nyalenda. We had a great time showing her some of the work we have been able to achieve as a result of the incredible support we have received from all our donors on GlobalGiving, not to forget the amazing support we have had from the GlobalGiving team. Isabelle also helped us put some final touches to our recently completed library; we can’t wait to share an update with you in June.

This was a great opportunity for us to connect with GlobalGiving and receive feedback on our projects. As a result, RKF is now a Site Visit Verified Organization; another esteemed badge we are honored to hold.

We also attended the GlobalGiviing Partner Workshop held by Isabelle that allowed us to learn more about GlobalGiving and network with peers from Kisumu that are already on the platform.

Final touches on the New RKF Library
Final touches on the New RKF Library

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May 10, 2019

If You're Happy and You Know It...

Slippers bring smiles
Slippers bring smiles

We've been really busy the past couple of months and we have a lot of exciting updates coming up. But today's update largely comes from our partnership with Cohesu to provide students with shoes and slippers.

In March, we visited 5 of the schools we work with and provided over 450 students with shoes and slippers through the TOMS project run by Cohesu. The TOMS project was introduced to combat the rapid rise of bilharzia and jiggers amongst children in Kisumu. Cohesu provide footwear to school children that would otherwise be bare feet and likely catch these diseases. This also doubles up as savings for parents who cannot afford to buy shoes for their school-going children.

We had an incredible week taking the shoes to various schools and students across Kisumu. On one of our school visits, the students who received slippers held their slipper high up in the air and broke out into a childhood classic: If you're happy and you know it... clap your slippers! Clap clap!

Kitabu Changu Haki Yangu

One of our biggest projects till date is almost complete... the library at St. Vitalis Nang'a is currently being stocked with over 1,500 books in readiness for the handover of the project to the school. We've been busy all over the Easter Break in April working on transforming a storage room into a library space that can seat 48 students at a time. This library will be used by 1,300 students from the school and have an impact on thousands of community members living in Dunga. We will be sharing a detailed report and video on this project later in June.

GlobalGiving Site Visit

Earlier in May, we had a wonderful site visit from GlobalGiving's Field Traveler in Kenya, Isabelle Hall. We had a great time showing her our projects and we'll be sharing an update soon.

Shoes for students
Shoes for students
If you
If you're happy and you know it clap your slippers
Joy
Joy
New shoes also bring smiles...
New shoes also bring smiles...
New chairs and new shoes
New chairs and new shoes

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