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£8,535
raised of £10,000 target by 94 supporters

    Weʼve raised £8,535 to keep Chaddy School offering free primary education in Kenya to as many children as possible

    Funded on Monday, 7th June 2021

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    Why We Need Your Help

    Chaddy School needs help to continue to provide primary education to children in Kenya who otherwise would have no hope of receiving any.

    About Chaddy School

    Chaddy is a school located in the slums of Mwariki in Nakuru, Kenya. It aims to provide education to some of the most impoverished children in the area. These children would otherwise have no hope of an education and as such would struggle to have a chance to build better lives for themselves. In providing basic literacy and numeracy skills Chaddy provides the foundations of improving their lives and the community as a whole.

    As part of the school day Chaddy ensures that all of their students get at least one large nutritious meal, which is something that sadly many students cannot reliably get at home. Additionally Chaddy does its best to use its funds to provide food to those poorest in the community who would otherwise not be able to eat.

    Like every other country over the last year Kenya has to deal with the ramifications of Covid-19. Chaddy has tried to do its part by creating home-made masks for the community to use in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus. Thankfully so far Kenya has managed to avoid too many deaths directly from the pandemic but the economic effects have been massive - hitting the poorest the hardest and leaving many struggling to feed their families.

    How Will the Funds be Used?

    The money will be given directly given to the people running the school so that it can be best spent on what the school needs most.

    The first thing any money raised will do is to secure the short term future of the school, the school relies entirely on charitable donations and volunteers coming to spend time at the school. They have not been able to welcome visitors over the pandemic and as such have had the majority of their income stopped in the last year. The first money collected will go to covering the schools running costs and buying vital equipment such as desks and stationary.

    However our ambitions with this fundraiser do not stop here, Chaddy is in desperate need of more space. Some classrooms already have 4 people to a desk, the entire school of 400 people currently exists on a plot of land smaller than a 100m running track. Every year Chaddy has to turn away dozens of students. If we meet our goal Chaddy will be able to afford to rent out another plot of land (pictured below) and begin work constructing more classrooms. It will allow them to provide primary education to another 250 children as well as give their current students the space with which to properly flourish.

    Previous Campaign

    Some of you may remember in 2013 that together we raised five thousand pounds to help secure the long term future of the school (then called Haddasah School) by purchasing the land the school currently owns. At this point in time the school was at a serious risk of having to close due to lack of funds and the high costs of rent. The campaign was a resounding success and we are happy to report that over the last 8 years the school has flourished providing education for hundreds of children and is now twice the size of what it was then. The school really does make a massive difference to the people of Nakuru, we hope with this campaign Chaddy School will be able to flourish for at least another 8 years and grow to new heights.

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    • Matthew Simpson3 years ago
      Matthew Simpson

      Matthew Simpson

      3 years ago

      Thanks to the generosity of everyone who has donated here and a few large private donations this week we were able to send just over £12,000 to Chaddy School. The Lease has already been signed for the new land and work is begining to provide the extra classrooms the school so badly needs. Classes have currently ceased for their April break, we hope that when the children return to classes it will be to an improved campus. Thank you again to everyone who has donated or shared this page. I will continue to post updates here in the coming weeks.

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    Supporters

    94

    • Jo Lyn

      Jo Lyn

      Apr 10, 2021

      Well done and good luck in reaching the final amount! This is an amazing cause!

      £40.00

    • Guardian Angel

      Guardian Angel

      Apr 10, 2021

      Keep going Matt !

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 8, 2021

    • Anjali Mishra

      Anjali Mishra

      Apr 8, 2021

      Well done, keep up the good work.

    • Gran’ma,

      Gran’ma,

      Apr 4, 2021

      Happy Easter ,Matthew.

      £100.00

    • iManage

      iManage

      Mar 31, 2021

      £400.00

    • Jane & Marshall

      Jane & Marshall

      Mar 31, 2021

      Great work Matt, wishing you all the best here and to all those involved in Kenya. And thanks to Gordon for letting us know about this. Best wishes Jane & Marshall

      £40.00

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    Matthew Simpson

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    In 2013 I had the pleasure of spending some time seeing for myself the fantastic work Geoffrey, Eunice & the rest of the staff have been doing. Above and beyond the good they have dedicated their lives to what struck me most was the joyful atmosphere they have created.

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