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Weʼre raising £2,000 to fund a feeding program at Star of Hope School, Nairobi and sponsor children's education at Shikamana School, Mombasa.

London, United Kingdom
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In September and October last year I was fortunate enough to visit Africa and volunteer in Kenya. I spent several weeks at Star of Hope School which is in Kibera, in Nairobi. It was a truly inspiring trip spending time in Kibera, which is the biggest slum in Africa and one of the largest in the world! There are approx 85 children attending the school at present, all of whom are either vulnerable or orphaned and live in the slum. Before I left, myself and another volunteer provided enough food to feed the children for about 2 months but this will not last. The 'Feed to Succeed' program, aims to provide these children with a healthy breakfast and lunch each day, which in turn will give them a greater quality of life and education in school. Having seen and spent time with these children I know how important this feeding program is and how essential it is they do not go hungry and have enough food to support their education.

I was also lucky enough to spend a week teaching at Shikamana School in Diani, Mombasa. This was another amazing, yet eye-opening experience. Shikamana School aims to provide education to children who, due to poverty or being orphaned would otherwise not be able to attend school. The staff at the school work tirelessly and with little resources, to provide the children with quality, interactive and fun education. It was a joy to see how happy the children are that attend and how important it is that this continues. By fundraising, I hope to support as many children as possible with money going towards school fees, shoes, books and clothing for a year at school.

It is my aim to set 1 challenge a month to complete this year and by getting sponsorship for these challenges, we can work together to raise enough to get the feeding program started at Star of Hope School and provide sponsorship towards children's education at Shikamana School too. If you would like to support me, any amount big or small will help and make a huge difference to the lives of these children in Africa.

To kick start this month, I am challenging myself to a dry January (no alcohol) as well as no cheese or chocolate! It might seem a small task to some but these 3 things I like, a lot! So, none of the above for one whole month and if you would like to sponsor me to do this, whilst raising money for very worthy causes then dig deep. I will keep you updated on the target and the challenge for next month!

If you would like any additional information about either of these schools and the projects that are being supported then message me and I can pass on the details. I am really hopeful that together we can reach this target! Thank you.

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  • Reah Bruce2 months ago
    Reah Bruce

    Reah Bruce

    2 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Made it to the half way point! Amazing! Thanks so much to all who have helped me to achieve this result. Together we will be able to help make a difference to the education and lives of the children at Star of Hope and Shikamana School. xx

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  • Reah Bruce3 months ago
    Reah Bruce

    Reah Bruce

    3 months ago

    August was a short hiatus whilst moving back to Hong Kong but the fundraising challenge is still on! September's challenge will be a hiking one, as I aim to complete one a week, hopefully with a few new trails to try out. Any support big or small is going to make a difference to the children at Star of Hope and Shikamana Schools. Huge thanks to all who have generously donated so far. xxx

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  • Reah Bruce7 months ago
    Reah Bruce

    Reah Bruce

    7 months ago

    After an amazing trekking experience completed in Peru, it's time to move onto next month and a new challenge. I'm turning my hand to baking! I'm hoping to try 3 new recipes a week and then (providing they are good enough!) sell them locally to continue to raise money for the project. If however, you would like to sponsor me for this challenge and help me to reach my target, that would be fantastic! I really appreciate all the support so far and am very grateful for all donations towards the children and schools. xx

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Page last updated on: 12/5/2018 12:09 PM

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 5, 2018

    Thanks Hugh for the Christmas donation. xx

    £20.00

  • LUKE COAST

    LUKE COAST

    Dec 4, 2018

    Ho ho ho!

    £30.00

  • Reah Bruce

    Reah Bruce

    Dec 4, 2018

    Thank you Trudy and SJS staff for donating to the schools.

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 7, 2018

  • Sandra Haddow

    Sandra Haddow

    Oct 23, 2018

    Go Reah. Keep up your amazing efforts.

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 17, 2018

    £10.00

  • Rubit Romero

    Rubit Romero

    Sep 28, 2018

    Sending a lot of Love to you and for these beautiful children.

    £70.00

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