Every year December 24th we climb Mount Elgon, a region that is a massive solitary volcanic mountain on the border of eastern Uganda and western Kenya. Its cooler heights offer respite for humans from the hot plains below, and its higher altitudes provide a refuge for flora and fauna.
Last year Christmas celebrations occur on December 23 and 24 at the Chepyuk Peace Centre. Activities for the two days were organized by the Transforming Community for Social Change (TCSC) volunteers
The first day was dedicated to the adolescence teenagers between the ages of 12-18, with experts in teenager’s matters of Academic and carrier choice, Self-esteem, health concerns and reproductive health, Depression, Menstruation, Cyber bullying, early pregnancy, Substance abuse and sexual transmitted diseases.
On day two all the 1000 children receive a nutritious meal, school supplies for the coming school year, and 5 months’ supply of sanitary napkins for girls over 12 years of age.
Many Children from poor families on Mt. Elgon have never had a possibility of celebrating Christmas. Last year over 1000 children attended the 2021 celebration. TCSC volunteers had an opportunity to organize healthy activities for these children including ball games, dancing competition, rope jumping and plenty of gifts from Father Christmas. Most of beneficiaries of the event were orphans and vulnerable children of Mt Elgon in Kenya. The event is getting bigger hopefully this year 2022 we may have more than 1000 kids coming
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.
We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.
Pay Bill: 891300
Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.Start a Fundraiser