Weʼre raising £200 to improve the lives and education of the children at the Jubilee Academy in Nakuru, Kenya.
- Draycott, Derby, UK
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Update 17 August 2018: Funds raised offline: £102. Thank you all SO much, please keep the donations coming! Just £4 covers the cost of reusable sanitary wear for one girl for a whole year, so every penny you can give will make a difference in someone's life.
I'm aiming to help towards improving the lives and education of a group of children who attend the Jubilee Academy, a school for 3 to 19 year olds in Nakuru, Kenya's fourth largest city. And I need YOUR help please. Just a few pounds would be wonderful.
I've written a new storybook for children. This fundraising page is to raise money to cover the printing costs of the book, which will then be sold with all proceeds going to the Jubillee school and its pupils.
The book features the pupils in the school, and follows the adventures of some woolly Scarecrow toys from my small village in England who were donated to the Jubilee Academy in Nakuru. The Scarecrows were taken over to the village earlier this year where they have become part of the schoolchildren's education. (The first three books about the Scarecrows raised money for charities in England - this is the fourth book, raising money for the school in Africa.)
Sales of the book will make money to help improve the school and the education given to the children, whilst copies of the book will be donated to the school to help with reading and language skills. Further copies will be donated to some UK schools to raise awareness.
Did you know:
* education and health care are not free in Kenya. Families with several children will often have to make one of the eldest stay home to look after the youngest, so that the parents can go out to work...
* sanitary wear is expensive in Kenya? Girls who cannot afford it cannot attend school, which results in them missing one week in every four...
* underwear is expensive in Kenya - not only does wearing underwear allow a girl or woman to use sanitary wear, but it also helps to protect them from sexual assault or rape, as underwear is seen as a "status symbol"? Girls and women who cannot afford underwear are seen as easy prey...
Let's make a change, and make a difference. Just a few pounds will go a long way...
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Draycott, Derby, UK
I'm Angela Garry, writer of over 20 books for adults and children, including 3 books about the adventures of the woolly scarecrows and raising money for charities in Draycott, Derbyshire, England. I've now written a 4th book about them, raising money for schoolchildren in Kenya..
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