We have been blessed by a good friend of ours who has entered Roger and me into a competition where we can win a trip to Iceland. This would be wonderful but what would mean a lot to us is to be able to broadcast about Harambee for Kenya should we receive the prize. Also we have to write a report of the trip so Damart (the company running it) will then be doing something with that and the pictures taken....this could be good PR for the charity as it is because of the charity we have been put forward.
SO please vote for us to help us make more known about the charity.
Simply go to facebook/damart and part way down the page you will see about voting. Click on one of the pictures and it will go through to the finalists (our pic is the last one so not seen on the front page). OR you can go to the PHOTOS part of the page and scroll down
Well I need a good telling off !!!!!
I am so sorry folks that I have been so slow to add more news. So much has gone on and the time has whizzed past.
Anyway, the latest news is the the boys should be moving into the new home in the next week or so. We are very much in the hands of the childrens officer who will be meeting our trustees to see that everything is in order,.
In the meantime the container has left the UK and is on it's way. Talk about a jigsaw puzzle. Special thanks to John Sharp, the shipper who made sure it was packed well. And thanks to everyone who helped in one way or another.
Jan 2013 The Meru building has started.
The Meru building has now been started. The rains have caused some delays but now they have stopped things are starting to move forward. It is exciting for the boys who cannot wait to get a new home. We have a problem that because of the elections, the prices have rocketed for the building materials. We are having to be very careful in order to ensure that we can complete it. So if you have any fundraising ideas to help us, contact us.
Thanks to everyone who took part in the swimathon today (13th Oct). You all did brilliantly well with some amazing results in the number of lengths individuals swam.
We will include details in the next newsletter when, hopefully, we will have up to date figures of the amount raised. But we can estimate that it should be in excess of £2000. Well done everyone and thank you to those who sponsored the swimmers.
Sorry it has been a while since I updated this but we have been rather busy!
At the moment the plans for the new house at Meru are being drawn and hopefully passed, in Kenya. Thankfully the money needed has been raised and it is now down to the Kenyans to get the ball rolling. The Meru boys are really excited about having somewhere to live and have been on at John to see when it will happen. We will be in Meru in October and hope to be able to do something toward finishing off the first faze.
October swimathon is on! Join us on 13th October at Bedes School, Upper Dicker, Nr Hailsham between 8am and 8pm. Teams of 6 (max) to swim as a team, as far as they can, for one hour only and raise sponsorship for us while you do it.
Have a go, join us for a fun day. Bring supporters to cheer you on. Contact us for the sponsor forms if you have not received them.
We are thrilled that someone has taken on the challenge of raising money for the new safe house at the Meru project. We have done the plans now and are just waiting for them to be agreed. The fundraising is going well but if you feel you can chip in please go to http://www.justgiving.com/James-Frost-Harambee
We are hoping to get the children into the new building by the time we get there in October.
We are also waiting for the British High Commission in Nairobi to agree a visa for Andrew to visit the UK. If all goes well he will be here for the AGM. So be sure to be there if you would like to meet him and find out more about the children.
HARAMBEE FOR KENYA AGM
30th JUNE 2012
THE WARREN, BACK LANE, CROSS IN HAND
Hope you can join us.
We are very proud that the first three boys from our safe house have started at secondary school. They are really proud of themselves and so they should be. Here they are outside the building. Left to right is Naftal, Brian and Victor.
We have really been blessed with support to help pay for these boys to go through secondary education. Unfortunately it has to be paid for and that included buying all their text books. Is it any wonder that kenyan parents cannot send their children to school? They have to choose between food for the family and education for one or two siblings? It is such a shame.
What is even more amazing is that our boys were on the streets only four years ago and stood no chance of going to a school such as this. Bravo boys! You have worked hard for this. Enjoy it!
If you are interested in helping some of our boys through secondary school, you will get your chance. We have four boys in their final year of primary who will need your help next year. SO keep them in mind please.
FEBRUARY 100 CLUB
£15 Ben Vince
£10 Carol Simpson
£5 Andrew Obiero
This is the last draw. We will be starting it again next year.
Thanks to those who have supported us and we look forward to your help next time.
JANUARY 100 CLUB
£15 Simon Deeprose
£10 Evelyn Watson
£5 Luke Lafferty
DECEMBER 100 CLUB
£100 Frankie Chrusciel
£50 James Parker
£25 Megan Kutter
Well done to the winners.
I am sorry that we seem to have lost all the other updates that were put on the website. Our man that knows about these things, John, is trying to sort it out. One day they were there and the next day they were gone....very spooky but I hope it doesn't spoil your enjoyment of our Website.
Thank you all for your continued support and interest.
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