Sanitary pads

Porridge and Rice now provides free sanitary pads to all menstruating girls at its partner schools. Many families cannot afford sanitary pads for their girls so they either miss school for a week a month falling behind the boys or resort to unhygienic practices like using dry leaves. Girls at Porridge and Rice schools need never miss school again or face illness because of poor menstrual hygiene. … [Read more...]

Welcome to Wamumbi Orphan Care Foundation

We are really pleased to welcome Wamumbi Orphan Care Foundation, a newly registered charity we have seen grown over the last 2 years. Indeed Genevieve, its founder, has been an active participant at our meets and an enthusiastic contributor and learner. It's always a real pleasure to see young people getting involved in charity work, an activity often seen as the remit of those who have retired and have time on their hands. In fact, we have a lot of young people amongst us. We wish Genevieve lots of luck developing her charity and admire her persistence and hard work supporting Martha and her … [Read more...]

New school building for Miche Bora

It's finally happening! We've started building our school and we are so excited. Mustard Seed Project’s rented building for their school Miche Bora is now absolutely full to bursting. In January 2015, at the start of the new school year we shall have 200 children from three to eleven in classes of 25. We literally did not have room for the new intake and we were beginning to worry about what we would do. There have been so many delays but finally all permissions have been granted and funding for the first phase is in place and we have started. The contractor has promised that the first phase … [Read more...]

We are building a school

Mustard Seed Project has a school for 125 poor children in classes of 25 in a rented building that was built as apartments. In August 2014, we started to build a two storey building which will house over 300 children aged 3-14 in 11 classes of 25-30. Our new building will also house a small clinic for our children, their siblings and their mothers. The sports hall will be available to the community in the evening. Help us finish bring it to completion. … [Read more...]

Rebuilding a primary school in Kenya

African Promise are planning to rebuild a dilapidated primary school in the small village of Kisimenyi in rural Kenya for the benefit of over 550 children now and many hundreds more for generations to come.The school is in a shockingly woeful state. The handful of crumbling, cramped classrooms are wholly unconducive to enjoyable and productive learning; the few toilets are so dangerous that children feel safer, in the words of the headmaster, to "help themselves in the nearby bush"; and the nearest source of water is a 10km walk away. … [Read more...]

A Maasai primary school in Kenya

Osiligi Charity Projects are raising funds to build a modern primary school with boarding facilities for the children of a large Maasai community in Southern Kenya who live too far from the school to attend. The Osiligi Obaya School will be well equipped and with high quality teaching. At the request of the Maasai community, the school will also be available for adult classes in the evening. … [Read more...]

Kadzinuni needs reading glasses.

The Friends of Kadzinuni want to distribute reading glasses to the Kadzinuni community in Kenya so that many more people can take advantage of the well stocked community library. If you have some spare ones, please get in touch with them on their website. … [Read more...]

The Makutano Junction Project

"Makutano Junction" is a gripping Kenyan produced TV soap opera which currently attracts over seven million viewers in Kenya alone. It aims both to entertain and educate English-speaking African audiences. Set in a fictional Kenyan village, it follows the loves and lives of a colourful cast; romance, comedy, corruption, tragedy— it’s all in there! Thanks to funding from DFID, the producers of Makutano Junction, Mediae, have teamed up with Just Ideas, DECs and teachers across the UK to devise innovative teaching materials which help (teachers) develop the Global Dimension across the … [Read more...]

See it, Build it, Make a difference

Do something amazing with your summer holiday! Spend 2 weeks in Zambia volunteering on PEPAIDS' Munali building project and help their local partners SAPEP on the road to self-sufficiency. Until now SAPEP has had to rent office space, which, in Zambia, is unpredictable and restrictive. Building its own facilities will open up a whole new world of opportunity for SAPEP, enabling them to increase activities, generate an income and develop the site as the programme grows! Join us as PEPAIDS and SAPEP pull together on one of our most exciting projects yet! Help us make bricks, lay … [Read more...]