Standing up and being counted

Thursday 24th July witnessed quite an extraordinary sight at Ket Wangi: 45 widows, some members of the Ket Wangi Widows and Orphans Support Women’s Group some not, descending on the orphanage with the sole purpose to cook a meal for the children out of their own pockets and to give the house and the dormitories in particular a good clean up. There have been a few such gatherings recently with much activities going on, but never with that many turning up. This was the ladies’ way to show their renewed support and commitment to the children of Ket Wangi after a period of some turmoil. Community engagement at its best.

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Beryl (13) writes to a supporter. Wonderfully written.

On 24 Apr 2014 09:59  (email address removed for protection). Hi Uncle Mark, I am Beryl of class 7,thank you very much for taking us to Kakamega Rain Forest.We have learned about Trees as the mother Nature and we have to … Continue reading

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April 2014 Newsletter

Our April Newsletter is packed with news, needs and the feeling that Ket Wangi Orphanage is making big strides in its efforts to become self-sufficient and a good place for children to grow up and learn. There is still a long way to go though so we hope you’ll want to join us in our efforts. Happy Easter / holidays and we look forward to getting to know you.

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An Easter resurrection of our own

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We don’t know anyone who doesn’t love Easter. The arrival of summer, a couple of extra days off work (for most), and, of course, lots of lovely Easter eggs! We’ve been thinking a lot about eggs recently, some of us … Continue reading

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Good Luck David Illingworth!

davidLooking out of the window today it is clear that spring, along with all its promise, is well and truly upon us. With this is in mind we are thrilled with some of the new fundraising activities that are set to be taking place in the coming weeks and months – in particular by our new supporter David Illingworth.
David is truly putting his body on the line to help the children at Ket Wangi. Over the course of the next seven months this most iron of iron men will be taking part in not one, but eight huge fitness challenges all over the north of England incorporating: a 1.5km swim, two half-marathons, three triathlons and a further two full marathons!
Just thinking about the scale of this challenge is exhausting and we thank you David for choosing to fundraise for Ket Wangi throughout your endeavours. We wish you the best of luck for all of these challenges and we will be supporting you every stroke, step and peddle of the way!
If you want to show your support for David by sponsoring this monster challenge please visit his BT My Donate page.
Good luck David and don’t forget your trainers!

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TEXTATON tonight 7pm to 10pm

Join us this evening in a TEXTATON with our supporters at the Tribal Instinct Fashion show, a fundraiser by Leeds East African Society. Students have already got several hundred pledges from students and members of the public to donate by texting KETW10 to 70070 during the show. There will also be a special appeal on stage for everyone to grab their mobiles too. LET’S ATTEMPT TO BLOW UP THE JUST GIVING TEXT LINE. You can text as little as £1 and up to £10. The goal is to raise funds towards the building of a dormitory for the girls. This is going to be a night to remember. Thanks to all for organising this.

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