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Educating 70+ children in Mathare Slum Kenya

by ChallengeAid
Educating 70+ children in  Mathare Slum Kenya
Educating 70+ children in  Mathare Slum Kenya
Educating 70+ children in  Mathare Slum Kenya
Educating 70+ children in  Mathare Slum Kenya
Educating 70+ children in  Mathare Slum Kenya
Educating 70+ children in  Mathare Slum Kenya
Educating 70+ children in  Mathare Slum Kenya
Educating 70+ children in  Mathare Slum Kenya
Educating 70+ children in  Mathare Slum Kenya
Educating 70+ children in  Mathare Slum Kenya
Educating 70+ children in  Mathare Slum Kenya
Educating 70+ children in  Mathare Slum Kenya
Educating 70+ children in  Mathare Slum Kenya
Educating 70+ children in  Mathare Slum Kenya
Educating 70+ children in  Mathare Slum Kenya
Educating 70+ children in  Mathare Slum Kenya
Educating 70+ children in  Mathare Slum Kenya
Educating 70+ children in  Mathare Slum Kenya
Educating 70+ children in  Mathare Slum Kenya

ChallengeAid are pleased to announce that the doors of St Benedict's School of Hope in Mathare were opened this week. Over 100 local young people, parents and the local community joined us on the day to hear about how the centre will work and to look at the resources and teaching aids on offer. Since embarking on our fundraising journey, the SoH committee have worked had to get everything ready, Volunteer Supervisors have undergone their training, resources have been purchased and tables made.

There was a real air of excitement at the centre during the launch with lots of happy young people keen to enrol and to start using the resources available. We are looking forward to the first full week of operation next week. Since we last got in touch, we have continued to raise funds for the School of Hope, after school study club and are now only £741 away from target. We couldn’t have done that without the 91 amazing donors who supported the project, so thank you all from all of us but especially from the young people of St Benedict's who'll be enjoying the School of Hope for many years to come.

 

Thank you all

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Good Afternoon,

A quick update from ChallengeAid......

It is school holiday time in Kenya and Tanzania, so we are all busy working on getting our new Schools of Hope ready for term two of the academic year in a few weeks time.

We have received £4300 via Global Giving which is on its way to the School of Hope committee at St Benedict's School of Hope so that resources- text books, class readers, exercise books and teaching materials can be purchased. All the renovations have been done and the building itself is ready. The volunteer supervisors have been appointed and are undergoing initial training and are raring to go and we know that the children of the local community can't wait to enrol. One of our team will be meeting with the centre manager next week to ensure we can be open by the end of the month.

So, we wanted to say a huge big thank you, diolch yn fawr and asante sana from all at ChallengeAid to all of our amazing donors. In our next report we hope to have pictures of St Benedict's School of Hope as it opens its doors.

We will be participating in the Global Giving August 'Little by Little' matching campaign where any donations under £42/$50 will be matched at 60% while funds last. Any support that you can send our way would be amazing!

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/st-benedicts-school-of-hope-mathare-kenya/

 

Thank you for your continued support from all at ChallengeAid.

Hello from all of us at ChallengeAid

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your generous donations to our St Benedict's School of Hope project via Global Giving over the last three weeks.

We are really happy to announce that we achieved the $5000/£3990 goal to 'graduate' from Global Giving and to remain with them, this will give us a platform to be able to reach out to more donors over time and to publicise all our projects.

So currently we have raised a brilliant $6021/£4750, which means the target for St Benedict's School of Hope is now clearly insight.

The organising committee has met and volunteer supervisors  appointed and training has begun. We can now start making sure the building is fit for purpose and that resources are ordered, and we hope to be opening to students very soon.

You can continue to read about our progress via Social Media- https://www.facebook.com/www.challengeaid.org/

https://www.instagram.com/challenge.aid.official/ and continue to support the project here https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/st-benedicts-school-of-hope-mathare-kenya/

 

On behalf of the whole team and the children of St Benedict's School of Hope, thank you for your continued support.

St Benedict
St Benedict's School of Hope classroom in progress

 

Planning a School of Hope takes time, often long before we are able to raise any money for one. A local community will usually approach us asking for support, we then meet with them and discuss the criteria of setting up a School of Hope.

The building that will be used for a SoH must be situated in the heart of each community within the informal slum settlement and be based in a rent and charge-free space. We insist that it must have space for a library with a secure, lockable bookcase for the books, a toilet facility on hand, have a water point or access to water and have at least two trusted volunteer supervisors who are happy to take charge for evening, weekend and holiday sessions.

The community is aware that they take ownership of the School of Hope after the third year. Each School of Hope committee is trained and made aware of the importance of self-sustainability. Self-sustainability is achieved through various means. In some schools, a small charge of 20 Kenyan shillings per month is levied for each pupil (less than 1p per day). Other Schools of Hope rent out their space during the day to community small enterprise groups who create items such as jewellery, home utensils, soap, disinfectants and shampoo to help fund the School of Hope.

These pictures are from St Benedict's School of Hope, the committee have been meeting and have the space ready. We just need to do some fundraising now!

We have already raised £1762  since we started the GlobalGiving accelerator and that is all down to our amazing donors. Great news is that we have achieved one of our aims of getting over 40 donors and we are still working on raising enough to stay with Global Giving permanently, just £2207 to go!

https://www.globalgiving.org/…/st-benedicts-school-of-hope…/

 

St Benedict
St Benedict's area, Mathare Slum Kenya
St Benedict
St Benedict's Committee
Thank you from St Benedict
Thank you from St Benedict's School of Hope
 

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ChallengeAid

Location: Llandovery, Carmarthenshire - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Mariella Scott
Llandovery, Carmarthenshire United Kingdom
$8,044 raised of $9,000 goal
 
93 donations
$956 to go
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