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Gena Parrott

ACTION THIS DAY KENYA Fundraising page

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[lt]p style="font-family: "Times New Roman"; font-size: medium;"[gt]We are facing a real struggle this year to raise the funds required to keep the Kookaburra Community School and Kookaburra House going to the end of 2017 and beyond. We really need your help right now![/p] [lt]p style="font-family: "Times New Roman"; font-size: medium;"[gt]Every penny counts and any donation, big or small, will help us win the battle to keep our projects going and provide education and support to children in Kenya who desperately need it. All funds donated go directly to supporting our projects and you can view how we spend every penny by taking a look at the accounts on our website.[/p] [lt]p style="font-family: "Times New Roman"; font-size: medium;"[gt]We can make donations go a long way so, for example, £18 will provide a school lunch to all 139 of our pupils - for some of them, the only meal they eat in a day.[/p] [lt]p style="font-family: "Times New Roman"; font-size: medium;"[gt]Our primary school has just celebrated its 7th birthday and countless children have benefited from our projects during that time, moving on to high school, jobs and even university after leaving us. They would never have had this opportunity otherwise and many of them have escaped physical or sexual abuse at their previous school or in their homes, as a result of our projects.[/p] [lt]p style="font-family: "Times New Roman"; font-size: medium;"[gt]If any of our projects have to close this will be devastating for our children and their families, so please give generously if you can.[/p] [lt]p style="font-family: "Times New Roman"; font-size: medium;"[gt]More information about our projects can be found at www.actionthisday.org or by contacting gena@actionthisday.org but, in a nutshell, we run:[/p] [lt]p style="font-family: "Times New Roman"; font-size: medium;"[gt]The Kookaburra Community School[/p] [lt]p style="font-family: "Times New Roman"; font-size: medium;"[gt]A mixed gender, multi-faith primary school for 139 students. We employ trained Kenyan teachers from the local community. Many of our initial pupils were physically and sexually abused by the head teacher of their previous school and we provide a safe and nurturing environment in which our children can learn and grow and break the cycle of poverty through education.[/p] [lt]p style="font-family: "Times New Roman"; font-size: medium;"[gt]Kookaburra House[/p] [lt]p style="font-family: "Times New Roman"; font-size: medium;"[gt]Emergency accommodation for orphans, vulnerable children and families in dire need. Currently we accommodate 21 people who all live together as one big family.[/p] [lt]p style="font-family: "Times New Roman"; font-size: medium;"[gt]The Kookaburra Graduate Programme[/p] [lt]p style="font-family: "Times New Roman"; font-size: medium;"[gt]Providing high school sponsorship matching our primary school graduates with individual sponsors, who fund them through high school or a vocational course. So far, we have placed 52 students in high school or on a vocational course, 21 have graduated, a number have gone on to subsequent employment and 2 have obtained places at university.[/p] [lt]p style="font-family: "Times New Roman"; font-size: medium;"[gt]None of this would have been possible without the funds raised by ACTION THIS DAY KENYA.[/p] [lt]p style="font-family: "Times New Roman"; font-size: medium;"[gt]Thank you for all of your support and for helping us to change these children's lives and to show them that they are not on their own.[/p][p][/p][p][/p][p][/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

31 Dec 2017

Supporters

27-Nov-2018

Ruth

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

21-Dec-2017

Navin Thawani

Keep up the amazing work, Gena!

£483.00 plus £120.75 Gift Aid

18-Sep-2017

Anonymous

31-Aug-2017

Jayshree patel

Help them.

£500.00

03-Jul-2017

Josephine

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

26-Jun-2017

Anonymous

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

23-Jun-2017

Liz Keaney

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

20-Jun-2017

Anonymous

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

17-Jun-2017

Kelly