Our main website it temporarily closed but we hope to have it back up and running soon. If you need to contact us or want to make a donation, please contact Annie from Friends of Ket Wangi Orphanage on firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
But first let us introduce to you Linet, (full name Migai Linet Akinyi) one of our two new teachers. Linet is a fully qualified primary school teacher who has also undertaken training in IT, Peer Counselling, Environmental Conservation and HIV/AIDS behaviour change. Linet has even served as a reporter at the Kaimosi Teachers College. Although Linet has settled very nicely at Ket Wangi, she is concerned that her students in Class 8 (last year of primary) have to share books or make do with copies of pages that are so easily lost or damaged. A full set of books for class 8 costs just over 12,000 kes, roughly £90. Could you help us raise £540 to purchase a further 6 sets so that only 2 students need to share. Lack of resources means that classes start at 6am and don’t finish until 7pm! even adults don’t work such a long day on average. If you think that such dedication deserves a helping hand, would you be kind enough to contribute to this fundraiser? You can make a donation here. Thank you.
Heads down, no messing!
Linet with some class 8 pupils
Headmaster teaching Maths
A big thank you to our Star Collecting Couple, Ted and June Bains from South Shields for handing back to us this week one of our tins filled to the brim with £141.54 and asking for, not one, but two empty ones!
June is part of a local women’s darts team known as the Lookout Ladies and she also runs a weekly Over 50’s Keep Fit and Dance Group at her local community centre. Every week, June takes the tin to the darts matches and her weekly class and ‘encourages’ the ladies to put something in the tin. Ted and June also hosted a Christmas Wine night for ‘the clan’ and encouraged them to donate too.
We need help every month to meet all the needs of the children and this is a beautiful example of how anyone with a bit of a social circle can raise funds to meet the needs of our children. Become the proud owner of a tin like Ted and June and give yourself a feel good boost and even a challenge to become our next Star Collector. Here are some ideas of what your efforts could help provide:
Fill a tin with £15 and you will cover the monthly cost of sanitary towels for our girls (a godsend for them).
Fill a tin with £30 and all the living in orphans will get milk in their porridge every day for a whole month (it’s horrible with just water).
Fill a tin with £60 and you will give the gift of education by covering the monthly salary of a teacher (they are priceless actually) .
Grab a tin! Get in touch at email@example.com. Thank you.
If you have ever wondered whether sponsoring can change lives, John and Carol’ story is a must read in our January Newsletter.
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