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We want to make Christmas special for the orphans of the Ket Wangi Orphanage by making sure they all get at least 2 presents. 1 useful because they lack so many things and 1 for pleasure because all children deserve a bit of fun and the feeling of being loved. Everyone who makes a donation on our special Christmas Big Box Appeal page can leave a message that will be inserted on a Christmas card for the children. Soon after Christmas we will post photos and a small film of the children opening their box and sing a song of thanks. I don’t know about you, but I know that the Friends of Ket Wangi Orphanage will feel very emotional that day. See what your gift can buy here with all the details of the appeal. Thank you very much.
We have a cute Christmas card for you to send to your family and friends. £5 for 6 including postage to UK. All funds raised are used to provide for the children, not just a small percentage as is customary with shop bought charity cards. Get in touch email@example.com
Could you help us fundraise by selling some? We have a poster to help you advertise your good deed. You can customize it with your name and display it where you work or virtually share it. Every little helps and we are grateful for your support.
Remember Part 1? “Make a note in your diary. October 9th. The day when we find out if we have been allocated a grant for a full 6 month feeding programme for the children and staff? Well we did it! Or rather the kind people at Fondation Eagle based in Switzerland did it. We are over the moon. The stress of feeding the children for at least the next 6 months will be over in a week or so when the funds are released to us (still got to squeeze in a week at least, so if you can help do get in touch). We want to thank everyone who prayed or kept their fingers crossed for us. A big thank you in particular to the few donors who brought forward their Christmas gift to see us through. You are amazing and true friends of Ket Wangi, filling in the gaps as and when.
Now we embark on a different set of needs and issues. First there is the transformation of the gardens into productive food machines starting in November if we can raise about £1,500 to start with. Sustainable Global Gardens visited Ket Wangi last Saturday and provided us with great advice. Guttering and water butts are the first on the list of things to do for Dave Mude when he arrives on 1st November. Second we need to start raising funds to replace the kitchen, a mud hut that collapsed at the week-end. Paul of SSG was there and wrote “I am assuming that Naphtaly has already told you of the little drama while I was there. The whole kitchen building collapsed after prolonged assault from termites, a flash flood & sheer old age. Bahati mbaya!” Ahh! Sort one problem out and another raises its head. There is never a quiet moment at Ket Wangi. A plastic top on 4 poles has been erected to offer temporary shelter from the rains, it should really have a solid concrete base too but we have no funding available. Perhaps someone would be interested in doing a fundraiser soon? We can build something permanent with fuel saving stoves for about £5,000. Please get in touch if you can help. Thank you.
Class 6 took their zonal mock exam in July and they did very well. They came 11th out of 19th schools. Ket Wangi actually beat all the schools around and now they are competing with the private schools in town. This was achieved despite only having one text book per subject. It is a testimony to the strong will of the children to learn and to the commitment of the teachers (who still have not been paid). Well done all of you The results were as follows:
Kajulu Zone; Class 6, mean score was 242.52 Ket Wangi’s average score was 244.08 with 7 of the children achieving higher scores. Look at Beryl Akinyi’s result of 339, Helen Achieng 259, Juliana Atieno 251, Clinton Odhiambo 250, Evans Ochieng 250, Joyce Atieno 249, Celvine Omondi 248, George Ochieng 234, Tobias Abayo 219, Duncan Ochieng 217, David Okoth 207, Victor Omondi 206. Well done to all especially the 5 girls out of the 7 children scoring higher than the zonal median.
With your help we can ensure that these children pass their Kenya Certificate of Primary School Education (KCPE) examination in just 2 years with flying colours and go on to secondary education. What an achievement that would be for these kids dealt a devastating hand when they lost their parents. Let’s get them 1 book each to study, books to read, something to sit on and write on, some wages for the teachers so we don’t lose them (well they can’t live on fresh air for much longer) and 3 meals a day. Please pledge to sponsor their education today for a brighter tomorrow. Thank you