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Welcome to Gathimba Edwards Foundation where we give kids in Kenya a chance in life.

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My name is Myles and this is our story

I never set out in life with the goal of setting up a charity Read more…

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Video: Giving kids in Kenya a chance

Thanks to Creative Video Scotland for sponsoring the production of this video for us

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Volunteer house building trip October 2016

Lay the foundations to a brighter future for our kids in October 2016. Read more…

Wilson Kipsang of Kenya crosses the line to win the men's race in the 2014 London Marathon on The Mall in central London on April 13, 2014.    Kenya's world record-holder Wilson Kipsang won the men's London Marathon in a new unofficial course record of two hours, four minutes and 27 seconds.  AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

GEF dinner – 18th Feb 2017

We are delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for our second Gathimba Edwards Foundation dinner on Saturday 18th February 2017 at Ardoe House Hotel, Aberdeen.

Three former world record holders will be in attendance as well an incredibly inspiring young boy we support in Kenya.  Click here for full info.

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Buy a bracelet and support us

One bracelet at £10 pays for the tuition fees of a child in Kenya for a whole year and helps raise awareness of the Gathimba Edwards Foundation.

Each one of our beaded bracelets are hand-made in Kenya with the profits going towards the disadvantaged children and projects we are supporting.  Read more…

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Sponsor a Child

In Kenya a little can go a long way. £35 per month totally covers the cost of the education, food, clothing and shelter of one of the children we are helping.

“The friendships made through this scheme are life long and the change being made is tangible. You will get back more than you give!”  Jon Millar, sponsor of Grace Nyakai

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My name is Gideon and this is our story

I was not lucky to be brought up in a well off family and during my early years my parents could not afford two meals in a day. Read more…

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12 Days 12 Futures

In the 12 days leading up to Christmas 2015 we shared some powerful words from these 12 wonderful children in the hope that we could find sponsors for them.

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1st visit to Pavilion Village 2013.

Pavilion Village Children’s Home…our first project

We’ll never forget our first visit to Pavilion Village Children’s Home. It was where we met  Read more…

Ceilidh – 25th June 2016

Our first ever ceilidh with live Scottish music and dancing will attempt to raise £2,500 to build a new house for the family of Grace Nyakai in Kenya.

It will take place from 7.30pm to 11pm on Saturday 25th June at Midmar Village Hall, Aberdeenshire. Tickets are £10, there will be fun fundraising activities as well as stovies for dinner. Huge thanks to the Millar family for organising this exciting event that has the potential to make a life changing difference to this wonderful family.  To order your ticket please email info@gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org

If you would like to make a donation towards the new house, you can do so here:

http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/houseforgrace

Nov 2015

Issues surrounding clothing donations to developing countries

Although we would love to take clothes and shoes etc out to Kenya for our kids, the below information explains how it doesn’t help developing countries thrive.

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GEF Christmas Cards

Our unique Gathimba Edwards Foundation Christmas cards tells the story of 6 different children we are supporting in Kenya.  At £5, each pack of 6 pays for the breakfast, lunch and dinner of a child in Kenya for a whole week.

To order please email info@gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org

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Neil Jaffrey Award & #CyclingForMJ

Sadly in 2014 the Gathimba Edwards foundation lost one of our most loyal supporters. Neil Jaffrey was tragically killed when cycling along Anderson Drive in Aberdeen on the 7th of September. Neil, more commonly known as ‘Eddie’, really was one of a kind. He had a unique ability to take an interest in everyone he met and help them wherever possible.  Read more…

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School Twinning Programme

We are proud to have linked over 1,000 Scottish and Kenyan school children as part of our school twinning programme ‘Connecting Children, Creating Chances’ which aims to provide the children with a better understanding and level of appreciation for what life is like for a child in the country of their partner school. Read more…

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£42,000 raised at our charity dinner in 2015

Thank you to everybody that attended, donated prizes and helped out at our inaugural charity dinner.

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Run for GEF

Why not register now to run, jog or walk events in support of the Gathimba Edwards Foundation? Read more…

Nov 2015

Victor Kipsang

We are proud to have been supporting Victor Kipsang since our first trip to Kenya in 2011, long before GEF was formed.  Due to a lack of tuition fees, he is several years behind the school year he should be.  Kipsang is a shining example of what can be achieved in adversity.

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June 2015

Mary Wachera

Mary Wachira was sadly paralysed as a result of meningitis at the age of 2 weeks old and also suffers from cerebral palsy.  There was not the necessary medical care available to prevent this from happening.   Read more…

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Kevin Ekele

Kevin Ekele was born in 2002. When we first met Kevin in 2012 he was rarely in school due to lack of fees, eating 1 meal per day and wearing torn clothes. Read more…

Dan, Viki, Anthony, Kevin, Titus, Roy (top left to right and bottom left to right)

Kit for Kenya arrives

Some of the Iten boys sporting some cool gear thanks to Kit for Kenya. Read more…

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Dan Ekele

This is Dan.  He was born in Iten in the year 2000 and is a lover of football – in particular Manchester City.  Dan’s ambition is to become an engineer when he is older.   Read more…

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Titus Ekele

Titus is one of the children who regularly comes to Gathimba Edwards headquarters in Iten to play Temple Run and watch movies.

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Bulls for Schools

We are delighted to announce an exciting new initiative which will sustainably support 10 families and ensure 83 children in the Kitale region of Kenya are able to afford school fees.

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Neema Ekele

Neema Ekele was born in 2007 and would like to be a lawyer when she grows up.

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Iten Kids

The town of Iten is world renowned for it’s athletic success. In 2011, Read more…

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Daniel Lilande Sagida

As a result of contracting meningitis at 2 months old and not being able to afford the necessary medical care, Daniel Lilande Sagida has lived almost his whole life paralysed from the neck down. He can see and hear but is unable to speak due to his condition. Read more…

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Chaka Youth Football Project

uses football as a vehicle to encourage children into school and away from the drug and gang culture of the local area.

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Small things can sometimes make the most difference

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Judy Gathigia

We first saw Judy hopping around with a broken foot during a visit to the Chaka Youth Football Project in 2013. Read more…

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Victor Ewoi

Viki is one of the real characters of the children we are supporting in Iten. He was born in June 2000 and is currently in his final year of primary school at Iten Primary where his favourite subject is science.

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Principal Sponsor

prosource.it support a large percentage of the salary costs for our team of 5 staff, 4 of which are in Kenya and 1 in the UK. Their generosity has not only supported numerous children, installed electricity at the Pavilion Village children’s home but has allowed the foundation to go from strength to strength and support even more projects.

“We at Prosource.it are proud to be the principal sponsor of the Gathimba Edwards Foundation and delighted to extend our relationship with its Founder, Myles Edwards whose passion and enthusiasm has already made a huge difference to many children in Kenya.

“Prosource.it operates a culture of empowerment and this culture is mirrored in the work of the Gathimba Edwards Foundation, which aims to empower those least enabled to help themselves. The Foundation’s main beneficiaries are those people with no safety net and nowhere to turn and it aims to equip them with the basic requirements of life and offer them the opportunity to have and to craft a brighter future.

Giving a hand up to some of the most disadvantaged youngsters, the Gathimba Edwards Foundation’s work makes a real difference at the individual level and literally gives its beneficiaries the opportunity to help themselves.

Prosource.it is inspired by the work being done and wishes the Foundation every success in its efforts to make a difference to the lives of those less privileged.”

Steve Mackie, Director.

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(Stewart Proctor, Myles Edwards, Alan Cowie, Steve Mackie)

Prosource IT
Hilldowntree Business Centre
Banchory Devenick
Aberdeen, AB12 5YL

E: aberdeen@prosource.it
T: +44-1224-877782
F: +44-1224-876643

Gladys Cheruiyot

Gladys Cheruiyot and family

Gladys Cheruiyot’s house was accidentally burned down. Her 6 children aged between 2 and 10 had to be separated amongst relatives and those of age have been unable to attend school due to lack of fees.  Thanks to the generosity of local businesswoman Judith MacDonald of Contempo Property, who donated an amazing £1800, Gladys and her family moved in to their newly build home in June 2015. Read more…

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