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Give Me Another Chance

by TIBA AFRICA FOUNDATION
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Dear Friends, donors , colleagues and all wellwishers,

We send greetings to you all wherever you are. Here is our news from our projects in Nairobi.

We have continued to see babies develop into school-going children. Every time we meet them with their parents there is always a feeling of gratefulness and happiness in our hearts as the care givers and in their hearts as young single mothers. I am sure, children too say thank you for the care they receive when their mothers are in the mid of struggles of life.

At  Abundance school, we are sometimes surprised when we are paid visits by our  former alumnae. Some have grown big, some are still in school while some have completed secondary education. Such experiences keep us moving. We are motivated to look more into what we give to children than the challenges we face in school.

Our breath ambassadors have always kept on teaching us that however big your fall is, you can still rise up and shine. Some of these people  enrolled in our program with no hope to live. But when they meet others, breathe and share their fears, positive transformation begins taking place in their lives; people that were once worried, become lively and vibrant.

We wish to thank our well-wishers for continuing to support us. We wish especially to thank Andria for her unchanging solid presence. She has continued to check on our progress, mother our projects and  to offer direct financial aid, through Tiba Africa Support, especially when we hit the wall and there is no fund to meet our emergency needs.

At  Abundance School, though closed for a short holiday, the year started tough with strict regulations by the Government whereby all schools were required to enrol the school, pupils and teachers on the government portal. Through thick and thin, we secured a school enrolment number. We are now enrolling our pupils. The challenge is that many of our children do not have birth certificates  yet it’s the number one requirement document for a pupil registration. We are working with local leaders to see how these children can acquire birth certificates.

At a time we were almost giving up on our talent concert, TBF-UK voted  to give Tiba the rest of  the money for the concert; £500.We were  thrilled by the news on GlobalGiving that our micro-project for the Abundance School concert had been fully funded. We are indeed thankful and hopeful that this is going to mark the beginning of identifying and nurturing creativity and talent among our pupils.

 Above all is our biggest question; WHAT POSSIBILITIES OF BULDING A SCHOOL HAVE WE ? This desire and need has kept taking much of our attention. We wish to invite all our wellwishers to seriously start thinking of how this dream can be realised. Our Government is undergoing serious challenges and as a result they tend to make decisions that don’t favour the poor. Building our own school, will protect us against such untimely threats because funds spent on rent can be channelled into benefiting children directly.

Using our Joy  Babycare model, we also  hope to open more similar  branches hence bring services near to the needy and creating better employment  for young single mothers.

We are also deriving a marketing strategy that is going to help us sell breathwork to a paying market hence generating  income for our activities.

Kindly consider inviting your friends and colleagues to commit to regular donations. This will free us from the pressure of sourcing for funds, hence focus our energy on delivering the best services we can.

Thank you very much for your love and support to us which we feel deeply.

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Bwana Juma giving awards to sch. children
Bwana Juma giving awards to sch. children

Wishing you a Happy and Abundant New Year for 2018!

We are pleased to tell you that our  GAC Ambassadors are continuing to do a great job, especially Bwana Juma, Vice Chair of Tiba Africa Foundation, whose vision, dedication, courage and insight  have been an inspiration to everyone.   All through last year, our Ambassadors have been going around schools, churches and other social gatherings, bravely fighting against stigmatization and discrimination.  Simply talking about their medical status and explaining the medical and social facts.  This year, they vow to make our community an AIDS free community.   They know that with the right treatment and the right insights our society can become AIDS free.  It just needs people to be empowered to seek help and empowered to think differently.   It is stereotyped-thinking that leads to the spread of AIDS in our community - and this have to STOP!   Bwana Juma holds the vision of many more trained Ambassadors like himself and he and our GAC team are waiting  with increasing concern for the  money  for more people to go through Tiba’s self-help project.

We are therefore  continuing to fundraise with the greatest of urgency via GlobalGiving to enable a further 200 people to go through our self-help program and provide ten new Ambassadors to support people in the community living with AIDS/HIV. We are also seeking funding from the Elton John Foundation for some of the money we need for this.  We have been asked to revise our initial bid   and give more precise information about outcomes and expectations.   This is good because it is helping us develop our thinking.   We are also considering applying to other charities for help as well.   If you have special knowledge about applying to charities or links with charities that may be able to help please let us know.   I would like to I thank our UK-based patron Andria Falk for her solid "patronship" of TIBA and her mentorship and support to our Give Me Another Chance project.  She shares our dream of creating a future where AIDS/HIV no longer carries the stigma and denial that make life so difficult for people here in the  Kabiria, Kibera and  Kawangware slums of Nairobi.

At GAC, we want to wish you a fulfilling and abundant New Year.   Thank you so much for your support.   It means a great deal to us.   Please consider, If you are able to, supporting us through regular donations that will help us to plan ahead and walk with our shoulders and heads held high. 

May God bless you!

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In readiness for a breathing session

What news at the GAC project?

It is statistically proven that the life of a person living with HIV/AIDS is significantly influenced by his or her psychological wellbeing. We have seen many people succumb to the AIDS virus, while others live full lives in similar situations. The difference seems to be how they perceive themselves.   Some people experience despair, isolate themselves, and don’t come forward to use the available medical help, culminating in a weaked immune system:     they   succumb more quickly to the virus, with terrible consequences for themselves, their families and the community.

At GAC we  train  people  to have a positive mental attitude and  to forgive and let go of the past and move forward:  they  come to accept the situation they find themselves in, seek appropriate medical support, learn to cope with the stigma they face, let go of the past and build a new future.

Recently we decided to extend our breathing sessions  to cancer survivors.  The results were extrememely encouraging.    We found that. like with our work with HIV/AIDS,   a lot of people were unable to express their feelings  in words and greatly benefitted from being able to  epxress them through our therapeutic breathing sessions.  We are delighted when they shared with us how relaxed, joyful and energetic they felt after  a session with us

We are looking forward to train more   ambassadors with skills and knowledge suitable for working with people with  life-threatening illnesses.   We are applying to an International Trust and looking  for support from  individual  donors to increase our programmes over the next  two years.

Thank you for reading. This is our news  for now. See you again next time. Bye!

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A breathing session in progress
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BEST THREE FEMALE IN OUR MOST RECENT ROAD RACE
BEST THREE FEMALE IN OUR MOST RECENT ROAD RACE

 Jambo !

We are proud to publish our Tiba Africa Foundation 2017 Annual Report and are very grateful for your love, donations and solid presence in helping to make this such a successful year.
Thank you for finding us a space in your heart and prayers for the important work that we do. Thank you! Asante! Merci ! Danke !   We hope that you will continue to support us in the coming months as we look forward to finding a way to open further Joy Babycare centres for single mums in need, to work towards building a new school building for Abundance School and to expanding our Give Me Another Chance work to teenagers and other at-risk groups.  No, we don’t have the money for any of this yet, we are trusting that it will come as it is needed as has happened in the past.
 
With love and gratitude for your generous support

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When Andria Falk visited the Abundance School

                                                                     Tiba Africa Support

   Annual Report -UK 2017

 

Members:  Ange Leake (Chair),   Sue Geary (Treasurer) Morag Wylie, Julie Ann Horrox,   Andria Falk (Secretary)

 

Tiba Africa Support (TAS) is a sub-group of TBF-UK  set up in 2011,  that offers support to Tiba Africa Foundation (Tiba)  Tiba is a TBr project in the Kabiria and Kibera slum districts of Nairobi, a registered NGO charity.  See our  TBF-UK website for more information.

In 2013 Tiba became  the official charity of TBF-UK.  Tiba has three projects:  Abundance School, Joy Babycare and Give Me  Another Chance.  It offers TBr as a core resource and also runs workshops and seminars.  Its CEO is Daniel Marungu who is a TBr Senior Trainer. It is independent from Breathe Africa,  a commercial business  of Vincent  Odhiambo Oloo that also does some charitable work.

Global Giving.  Tiba has its projects on the on-line charitable giving website Global Giving (GG).  Regular reports and updates are posted on www.globalgiving.org.   GG offers fundraising advice, crowdfunding appeals and grants and ensures its charities operate within international due diligence guidelines.  GG inspected Tiba last summer.

Fundraising via  GG direct to Tiba  has so far netted:

Abundance School:                 £7887 over  2 years from  41 donors

Joy Babycare                           £3,000 over  3  years  from 99 donors

Give Me Another Chance        £5,102 over 2 years from 23 donors

Global Giving donations are currently in pounds or dollars;  soon they anticipate adding Euros, which will help Tiba. 

As a condition of a successful Christmas campaign, Tiba was eligible in December to apply for a £15,000 grant from GG towards a new school building for Abundance.  They stand a good chance (74 grants/160 applications) and decisions will be announced at the end of March.

 

 

TAS  support to Tiba

During the year we  have continued  to offer advice and support via skype and edit reports etc.

Julian  Falk has drawn scale drawing of their proposed  new school building and given some advice.

Julie Ann has given a presentation about Tiba’s work to the Global Inspiration Conference in Cape Town and the Senior Trainers meeting in Italy and has prepared social media pics for campaigns.

Our members and other TBF-UK members have continued to fundraise for Tiba at workshops etc, especially Morag.

We have supported Tiba’s on-line fundraising campaigns during the year. Mostly recently, we supported their Christmas Campaign for school supplies for each child, which raised  £906 via Global Giving and £730 via a local politician in Nairobi. 

Andria attended a recent GG training session and AGM in London.

We pay for their accounts to be audited by the Kenyan NGO Board,

We are also supporting Tiba  in beginning to  apply to trusts for their Give Me Another Chance  project and looking to support their  Abundance school campaign via grants.

Finance.  See separate finance report.   We have had problems with our bankers, the Co-op this year, after banking with them for 6 years, which has  been  a burden to our Treasurer Sue Geary:      a reflection of their ineptitude and need to comply with banking regulations, we think.  Thanks to all the Officers  of  TBF-UK for agreeing to submit your bank details.  We continue to only use this account as a ‘back stop’ for small donations where it isn’t appropriate to use GG.  

  1.   Please support our Facebook campaigns for Tiba by sharing and liking.  This is the best way to get new donors. This is going to be especially important as we support Tiba’s campaign for a new school

News from Daniel in  Nairobi.

 Kevin (fundraiser) has  moved to  the U.S.  and never met his obligations with Tiba,  prompting the termination of his contract for the time being. If he agrees to work again for Tiba, his duties will be redefined and he will be assigned someone to supervise his duties.

The Joy Baby Care project has continued to serve our community.  A  third cohort of people are beginning to work with the Give Me Another Chance project. Abundance School is doing well.  It is benefitting from Lillian’s teacher training materials. (see reports on GG).

Daniel is grateful for the support he receives both locally and internationally.

He can’t imagine where Tiba would be had it not been for the  continued support. of Tiba Africa Support.

We are thinking of what we need to do to attract corporate / organization donors(locally and abroad) .

 

Here are a few targets we have for the coming months

  • to improve our website
  • to draft a proper and detailed proposal on school construction and supply it to school construction funding agencies( as many as possible). Tiba is planning for a strategic planning  meeting prior to its AGM (in May) ;  to plan for  the school construction campaign.

Thanks, Daniel!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Location: NAIROBI - Kenya
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Angela Falk
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NAIROBI, NAIROBI Kenya

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