Merry Christmas to all,
Hope 2 years old. Hope, abandoned by her 14 year old mother. Hope was brought to to our Orphanage and is now, after being very sick, healthy, much loved and did wonderful in her first year of school, baby class.Hope was named after us, she came without a name but now has a family and a safe environment in which to live.Hope is a gift we endeavour to give to all our children and the community slum of Kaptembwa, Nakuru where we are located. Nakuru Hope’s Gabriel Learning Centre is now seen as a bright beacon, when seeking refuge, clean drinking water, food and urgent medical assistance.
Over the past year, we have been given hope ourselves, with the support received by YOU.
We most certainly could not do, all that we do, alone!
We have seen a most wonderful change in our school with our new library which was financed by our Kenyan Op Shop in Fremantle, Western Aust., and a big thank you to our volunteers who help us each and every day, those who have donated items and those who come to buy. Our library has become a haven to escape into books from all over the world, brought to us by volunteers when they visit, books of fantasy, education and the world around us, we are so very grateful.
Our farm, now that it is being drip water fed, produced a good crop this year, and the water bore we have at school continues to help the local community. A huge help for so many.
We were recipients of Perth’s TAG’s 1% Humanitarian Luncheon which cemented the operation of our Orphanage which was also financed by them, and will be investing in computers early next year for our Grade 6 classes.
We are very thankful to Allison Hegh and Gail Marian from Brisbane, Queensland, Gail Dolphin of Burrawang, NSW and Lyn K and the girls, from Mandurah W.A. for their most wonderful support with fundraising.
What does 2017 hold for us? We will have a further 35 students begin in the new year, our classes continue to grow up to Grade 6, we will be going up to Grade 8 so very soon. We continue to look forward to welcoming our volunteers from all over the world so that our children know they are not forgotten by the outside world. We thank those volunteers that have become part of our family as they return to us, and the new friendships we have made with so many hard working volunteers.
Enormous gratitude to those who sponsor our children, giving them more than hope, but the realization that they actually will have a future, which was once only a dream.
To GG, Joan T, and my two children Adam and Sarah, thank you for all your support…. I am indeed so very lucky and thankful.
My amazing journey continues, I urge you to forward our newsletter, so that we can reach others who may also wish to assist.
We receive no government funding and 100% of all monies donated goes direct to the needs of our children, only our Kenyan staff are paid, all that we do, is done voluntarily.
To you, your family and friends
HOPE, PEACE, LOVE, JOY.
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