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    Weʼve raised £1,230 to Complete the construction of the new Shiners School in Kisumu Kenya for children from the slums and set them up for a sustainable future

    Kisumu, Kenya
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    Funded on Wednesday, 7th December 2016

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    In 2012 I met Whinny and her brother Shem whilst working around Lake Victoria in Kenya. We became friends and work colleagues. A year later Whinny brought me to a small pre-school, Shiners School Kisumu, they were funding and running themselves for children from a nearby slum, the same slum that she and her brother grew up in.
    Supported by her mum and other women market traders the school provides meals and a safe place for these small children to learn in. The goal is to get them up to the standard so they can enter the state primary school system. Even then Shiners, helps several children through primary and secondary school with fees and materials.

    Shiners looks after approximately 100, 2-10 year olds in this way. Many are AIDS orphans being housed by their extended families.

    Sam and I have promised to support Whinny and Shem on their journey to help the children. Since 2012 I have visited with work duties and seen Shiners in operation on many occasions. I like the fact that 100% of our support goes directly to the school, Finding a direct personal relationship where you know this is the case is a very reassuring thing. I know Whinny and Shem are dedicated to their mission.

    Shiners is now moving to the edge of Kisumu, to a safer, cleaner and healthier place. A small compound with trees and shade where the children can thrive and be safer, We are looking to raise small amounts of regular funds to make the school independent and sustainable. We want to provide solar lighting, biogas, new toilets, rain water harvesting and seed capital to start small income earning activities such as, poultry rearing and vegetable growing so Shiners can eventually stand on its own two feet.

    Please support us, support Whinny and Shem and most of all support the children for a better life and opportunities.

    Take a closer look at www.shinersschool.com



    • Nick Virr

      Nick Virr

      3 months ago

      Nick Virr

      Shiners helps the poorest children from the slums in Kisumu to get to primary school and thru primary school

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      Nick Virr

      3 months ago

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      Meet Emily & Christine, two children that Shiners helped care for and get into primary school and who are now covering their fees through primary school.

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    • Nick Virr

      Nick Virr

      3 months ago

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      During the week (its the holidays) some of the children came over to Whinny's and then to check out the new school compound.

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    4 months ago

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    • Anonymous


      Oct 21, 2016

      Tried to get on this site before, but it's all good now. Hope your both ok, miss seeing you.


    • Monica


      Oct 20, 2016

      Good luck Shiners, hope to visit you one day


    • AJ


      Sep 3, 2016

      Great work.


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    Nick Virr

    Nick Virr

    Kisumu, Kenya

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