Weʼre raising £1,250 to help Kennedy School build a road to their school
- Kitengela, Kenya
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The children and teachers of Kennedy School, Kenya, have a problem: they cannot get to school when it rains.
Become a Kennedian by helping them raise the funds they need to pay for the materials they require to finish building their own road to school.
Kennedy is an independent school in Kitengela, near Nairobi, Kenya. It has 50 amazing pupils aged 3-16, half of which are Congolse refugees.
At present, they have only one road that leads to the school. And it's not good - it's effectively made of dry soil. This means that each time it rains, it turns into a mudbath and the buses get stuck or can't access the school.
While locals kindly funded for 80% of the road to be made gravelled, 20% still remains to be done and the school needs to do this itself. And it needs ~£800 ($1000) to pay for the materials to do so.
Here's what makes Kennedy different:
Half its pupils are Congolese refugees receiving invaluable free education
Of its 50 pupils, half of them are Congolese refugees, many of whom have had to deal with adversity beyond comprehension. Kennedy provides them all with a free education.
No road, no electricity, no library, no science lab, and until last year, no sports kit.
What Kennedy doesn't have in facilities, it makes up for in spirit. Nevertheless, the fact is it doesn't have facilities and equipment we in the UK take for granted. Once we've raised enough money for the road to be completed, any additional funds would go towards new books, new classrooms, new facilities.
Kennedy philosophy is that every child should find and follow their dream, whatever that may be.
As in the UK, most schools in Kenya focus on maths, English and science, and the opportunity to succeed outside of those subjects is extremely limited.
Kennedy's philosophy that every child has something to offer in life. And it believes the school’s role is to help the child find and follow their dream, whatever this may be. It does this by promoting the arts subjects and providing kids with life coaching.
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- 4 months ago
Joe Bunyan4 months ago
Hi all, thank you so so much for your donations over recent weeks! With justgiving fees etc accounted for, we’ve raised £1,066* for Kennedy School, which is amazing! I’ll also be making my own donation on top of this so we can get even closer to the target of £1,250. I’ve withdrawn the £1,016 and once that’s reached my PayPal account I’ll be wiring it over to Mercy and Kennedy School. Thank you so much again!! Joe *Total of £1,066 includes offline donations of £10 from my boss Tas and £40 (€50) from my aunt Sue!
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May 20, 2018
Great work JoeMD
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Apr 23, 2018
You the man! Keep up the good work pal.
Apr 23, 2018
Well done, Joe!
Apr 13, 2018
Well done, Joe! Great outcome at the marathon for a great cause.
Apr 12, 2018
Incredible effort, great work!
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As part of filming Gitonga, we visited Mercy at Kennedy School. I was completely inspired by the passion & dedication of the teachers and the enthusiasm of the kids, who make the most of what they have to the absolute maximum. I’m hoping others are inspired to support the school.
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