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Heather's Christmas food parcels for the children in Kenya, 2017

provide a £5 food parcel to families in dire need for Educate the Kids (formerly SCA) because these children have no food during school holidays

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  • Event: christmas for the children in Kenya, 25 Dec 2017

Educate the Kids (formerly SCA)

We School and educate poor children to Providing hope and improving lives

Charity Registration No. SC027998

Story

On a day when the country is thinking about Children in Need, please let me show you how you can make a fantastic difference for a fiver.

You fed 700 families last Christmas!  All of the pupils in Jolaurabi School and 100 more families in dire need in the villages; thank you so very much!  I have added some photos below - take a look at the difference it made. We have two weeks… let's do this again xx

After the chaos of the Kenyan elections this year school has ended early  and so the risk of children being fraught with hunger even greater.  We have a plan to give every family in our school community a food parcel so the children can have a meal a day until school starts again.  And every penny you give goes to the children - no expenses at all will be taken from the money raised for food parcels which are made up and distributed in Kenya by our former pupils and the charity volunteers who are currently in Kenya.  


The story is the same as last year …  but there are 80 more children at our school now so 80 future families being given a hand up and out of poverty.  Thank you!

When your school day includes the only one (or two for the luckiest) meals you are likely to be able to get in a day, Christmas holidays seem daunting….. Shocking to think that thousands of children are still dying of hunger every month in this day and age. We cannot change everything … but if we can feed one child each and allay the fear of hunger, and it's discomfort, we have changed the world for that child. One child at a time - isn't that the way?



Jolaurabi school was set up 19 years ago to educate children in an extremely poor area in Kenya just outside Mombasa. Thousands of children now have hope, a sense of self-worth and opportunity after being through the school. The children are selected from the poorest families and given a quality education where they had no chance of formal education at all. And they appreciate it immensely, achieving some of the highest results in the region. Some of the former pupils are now teachers in the school and three more are in teacher training college - a fabulous circle of hope!



And they are fantastic! Many of you will have seen the visiting choir from the school this year and on previous trips and been blown away by their inexhaustible enthusiasm and joy.



Please help me take hunger out of the equation for Christmas ….. every penny you send goes to the children as nobody involved in administering and running the charity take any payment at all - only minimal expenses for such things as printing are taken from gift aided amounts where necessary. This makes this a fantastic model for how charities should be run! Maureen, the founder, personally selects the children based entirely on giving a 'hand up' to the most needy within the community, and runs this charity purely on love and support from people like me and you. I was at the school gate (entirely at my own cost) at the end of last year's appeal to add a hug from you to the parcel for each family in the school; possibly the most uplifting and heartbreaking day of my life to date.  x x



Let's get this done. Thank you so much for supporting us … I will post individual stories about the children as the amount ramps up … be sure to pop onto the new website too to find out more Educatethekids.com.



Love, Heather x

Photos

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  • Typical adobe house - made of mud and leaves
  • Sticks are used to bind the mud and stones to make walls +34

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