We are big supporters of Aberdeen Business Network and today Kayleigh attended their popular M4 event to talk about how individuals or businesses can help us by sponsoring a child. Like Gladys in her photo… she’s 12 years old and only in P3 in Kenya. While most kids in the UK would be starting high school Gladys is so far behind because her parents earn just £2 a day – and that’s on a good day! She is only in school now because a local teacher has helped her but is now struggling to help, so Gladys risks being sent home from school again from lack of fees. Every child deserves an education. Do you ever wonder where you’d be today had you not had the chance to go to secondary school or even primary school? If you know a person or company who may be in a position to help please get in..
With the schools starting back it is a wonderful time to think about connecting children from different walks of life and creating unexpected friendships. We have an hugely popular Twinning Programme which connects UK and Kenya children through letter writing and fundraising. To read more visit our link… https://gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org/connecting-children-creating-chances/ If you are a parent or teacher or friend who knows of a school who would be interested to find out more please get in touch with Myles on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01224 531084.
“Wake up its a beautiful morning!” September is here and the new school year begins today in Kenya! If you need something to brighten up your day just look at the massive smiles of Jennifer, Vincent, our colleague James, Daisy and Daniel! This was last week when along with the rest of the Pavilion Village children they wrote to their sponsors and school friends via our twinning program. Every child deserves an education and thanks to sponsors and donations to our foundation 309 children will report back to school this week 🧡 To find out more about what we are doing & our plans going forward, please sign up to our newsletter which is released on the 1st of each month. https://mailchi.mp/607d4557b765/v53wtpgkjw
A throwback to our very own Gideon Gathimba pace making for Eliud Kipchoge and Mo Farah https://youtu.be/Kzee0gPqcwE
This year, for the first time, we included an optional Mombasa visit to the end of our Kenya 22 trip. We are pleased to say due to its success we are offering the same adventure in April 2020! Kenya has so much to offer! Not only does it have welcoming people, lush greenery and amazing animals but it also has unique history and beautiful beaches which you can experience with us in Mombasa. Join us in April, we are taking bookings now. https://www.gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org/the-kenya-22
In March 2019 we lost the energetic, loyal and hard working ‘Boni’ (Francis Nanguo). He was tragically killed along with the 11 passengers he was carrying in his matatu (small mini bus) when a truck crashed into their vehicle. Boni was employed by us in July 2018 to drive our volunteers to and from the house building site each day in Iten. Of his own accord he volunteered all day every day to help us build the 4 homes for 4 families in 6 days. He did it with determination, expertise and a smile on his face. Boni’s death leaves a huge void in all our lives. He left behind his wife and 4 young children. In his memory we want to support all 4 of his children through school with the same commitment and love he showed us. Thanks to 3 sponsors we have since found support for Veronica, Beverline..
After a fabulous weekend celebrating Aberdeen with so many worthwhile charities, Monday has hit us with even more love with this lovely thank you card from Kerri and the team at Childline Aberdeen after we were about to provide some equipment. Well done to Pantosaurus aka Matt for his 10km efforts and our friend Joy who helped him round, all in support of the outstanding work Childline do in our city! http://www.nspcc.org.uk
What a fabulous morning it has been taking part at this year’s Celebrate Aberdeen Parade 🥳 Thank you to our sponsors Ledingham Chalmers Solicitors and our wonderful volunteers for flying our Kenyan flags 🤩 Its great to see so many people out to watch the parade & celebrate the local third sector!
Mohammed is not be able to go back to school after this August holiday due to a lack of money for fees. At age 17 he lost his parents and was left under the care of his uncle. His father tragically lost his life in a road accident whilst working as a truck driver. Shortly after this his mum passed away due to diabetes. His family have been raising as much money as possible to keep him and is twin bother Hassan in school but their efforts have not raised enough. Mohammed hopes that one day he can study Political Science at university level. Please email email@example.com if you are in a position to help Mohammed go to school. https://gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org/sponsor-a-child
We are on the hunt for special prizes for our Christmas time raffle We do already have a couple of fantastic prizes but would really appreciate 1 or 2 more. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help
~ Motivation Monday ~ August sees us take part in the 2nd of 3 letter writing months with our GEF kids. This month the kids are preparing to go back to school after the summer break. It is very special for our team, who help the kids write their letters and see them develop each time they share updates about their life at school. We truly appreciate what we are able to do for them through our sponsor a child program and all other donations we receive. Thank you for enabling us to continue on this ever developing GEF path #givingkidsinkenyaachance
One week until this year’s Celebrate Aberdeen Parade 🥳 and we are so excited to be taking part this year. Thank you to our sponsors Ledingham Chalmers Solicitors We would love our friends & supporters to join us on the day to walk from Albyn Place to Castlegate. It’s sure to be a fun filled walk to celebrate all the wonderful charities within Aberdeen. To join the GEF gang email Kayleigh who will send you all the details – email@example.com 🤩 @ Aberdeen
~ Thankful Friday ~ 5 years ago we started our Bulls for Schools project and it’s gone from strength to strength; mainly thanks to Pretty Rubbish Mosaic Art – more about that still to come Today we can share these fabulous photos of Edward Kariuki’s family & their cow called Matunda “Fruit” in Swahili. Since the family were gifted the cow, she has given birth once and currently expecting another calf at the end of this month. The family will soon have 3 cows in total and have a healthy supply of milk for the children. Small things like a glass of milk can make a huge difference to the growing needs of less fortunate children. Thank you to everyone who has believed in this project and helps it strive #givingkidsinkenyaachance #BullsforSchools
Come and experience the impact fundraising for GEF is having on kids in Kenya! Every April we invite volunteers to visit schools, help in local businesses, see where the idea of the charity came from at the Pavilion Village, climb Mount Kenya and much much more. Between the 5th and 15th of April 2020 you could be apart of it too! For more information email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about our charity from the perpective of one of our long standing and much loved volunteers, Anke, through her blog https://ankeforgef.wordpress.com/blog/
We would be grateful to anyone who can share this post and help us find brother Mohammed and Hassan a sponsor each. The school year in Kenya starts back in August and we desperately hope to get them secured into school to give them the best possible chance for their futures <3 https://gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org/sponsor-a-child/
On a daily basis our team see first hand the impact which sponsoring a child has. It changes the lives of children and their families in amazing ways! Today we want to ask what Transformation Tuesday means to our sponsors? What does sponsoring a child through GEF mean to you and how has it made a difference to your life? https://gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org/sponsor-a-child/
We are incredibly grateful to The Kenya Experience for their huge support to our kids❤️ http://www.traininkenya.com
Bed and mattress delivery to a truly wonderful family introduced to us by the rest charity One Woman At A Time 🧡 More info to come about them both soon! Thank you Marcelo, Renata and friends for making this possible and also to Rebeca and Adriano for helping deliver and assemble. They are currently in Kenya with The Kenya Experience