Thank you to everyone who has donated to Mkurnali in the last year. Thanks to you, Mkurnali is able to house and feed seventeen young people including three small children who would otherwise be homeless. Through Global Giving we aim to cover as much as possible of our food bill so that we can feed our residents and other local homeless youngsters.
Today we will catch you up with some of our news and we'd also like to tell you about an opportunity to have 50% added to your donation. Global Giving UK is holding a bonus week starting tomorrow on 3rd March 2014 at 12:01 am GMT and will be adding a fantastic 50% to donations made via globalgiving.co.uk/10666 until 10th March 2014 or when funds run out. We recommend you make your donation as soon as possible if you would like to see it matched. There are also prizes for the projects that raise the most money in that week and those that attract the most individual donors, so even if your donation isn't matched it could help bring us a big bonus.
So back to our news . . .
Justice for two more boys
Recently Mkurnali secured the release of two lads who were refused release from prison despite the fact that the decision to lengthen their sentences had been overturned. They have both now been released, one is living with us and the other has gone to live in a village with his sister and her family.
Mkurnali teams up with another charity to offer literacy, maths and English classes.
Nino Chubabria, director of Mkurnali, also reports that they have recently been able to extend the services they provide to their residents.
“Our beneficiaries must get basic education in order to find permanent jobs and not be dependent on casual, day by day work. Applicants now have to undergo tests and interviews for every kind of employment. Therefore, in cooperation with the non-commercial organization “MAK”, we are now educating our beneficiaries in writing, spelling, maths and English. In addition, with the support of “MAK” one of our beneficiaries was given funding to study hairdressing in the Beauty Academy.”
We are delighted with this new partnership, which will improve the life chances of young people who have missed out on so much education through homelessness and, in some cases, through time in prison, where they are given no education or training.
Thank you all once again. We couldn't help these young people at all if we didn't know that we could feed them. Don't forget the bonus week starting tomorrow. As ever we will be very grateful for any support you can offer.