"If you give a man a fish he will eat for a day, if you teach a man to fish he will eat for life."

Eighth Charity -

Out of Afrika

 

Out Of Afrika is a charity founded in The United Kingdom that works at grass roots level with communities in Kenya to promote education to orphans and disadvantaged children to increase self-sufficiency and long term sustainability.

I decided that I would like to sponsor a child on a permanent basis using a percentage of the earnings we are given when we perform.

I chose the charity "Out of Afrika"

To see more click here

This is Elizabeth Odinga and she is 7 years old. She goes to Githunguri Primary School, Ruiru, Kenya and her hobbies are singing. She lives with her 2 brothers and 2 sisters. She is bright and with help will be able to continue her education.

The sponsorship pays for her school fees, lunch, uniform, home clothes and other basic needs.

This is the dress we sent her. A copy of the letter we wrote can be read here

Every pound that is spent can be seen on the ground. Every donation can be measured against another brick in a classroom wall or another book in the hand of a child.

 

Hi Nicky, Joanna & Jon

I hope that you are fine and doing well as a family. On behalf of Elizabeth, I am Bibian OOA office assistant in  Kenya and I would like to thank you for the decision you made to assist her in her education. She will have a very good start with you since now she is in class one hoping she will proceed well both education wise and discipline. Thank you for the dress, the letter you wrote to her and the photos attached, I believe she will be very happy to receive them. Since Elizabeth is not able to write a letter in English right now because of her education level, she will make drawings and I believe you will be happy to receive them. We will keep in touch on her doings.

Best wishes to you all.

 

Email response to our letter

Elizabeth's pictures

 

Elizabeth's School Report - note her high position in the class of 46 !!!

I shall post more information as soon as I receive it.

Click here for most recent contact with Elizabeth

Thanks to all the generous people at the following organisations who helped to raise the money:

Topic of Cancer, Bookham

Private Party, Ashington

Wedding, Frensham

West End Farm, Goddards Green